Having hope leads to a bold life

2 Corinthians Bible Background

09.11.2015 New Testament: 2Co 3.12–13

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Corinthians 3 on September 11, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

If you do not know what lies ahead for you after you die, death becomes a great fear, but if you have hope for your eternal destiny, you can live boldly,

Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away (2 Corinthians 3.12–13). 

Paul spoke boldly, knowing the hope before him. However, Moses had to place a veil over his face, after having been in the presence of God, because the Law Moses brought was passing away, even then! God knew that He would replace the Law of Moses with the Law of Christ, but He would not replace the Law of Christ with anything else, and Paul knew this to be true.

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