#118 Peering Through a Foggy Window
Posted: Monday, November 16th, 2020Print
About Let Series
LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.
2 Corinthians 3:18
And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror… (NRSV)
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord… (KJV)
It is difficult to understand the meaning of the mirror as used here. Does it mean you see Christ as reflected in a mirror? The Amplified Bible says, “We behold as in the Word of God.” That never made sense to me.
Again, David Wilkerson, writing in Our Ministry, makes the meaning perfectly clear.
“Many Christians misinterpret the phrase ‘beholding as in a glass’ (3:18). They think of a mirror, with Jesus’ face being reflected back to them. But that isn’t Paul’s meaning here. He’s speaking of an intensely focused gaze, as if peering at something earnestly through a glass, trying to see it more clearly. We’re to ‘fix our eyes’ this way, determined to see God’s glory in the face of Christ. We’re to shut ourselves in the Holy of Holies, with but one obsession: to gaze…”
To gaze toward the Lord is exactly that feeling. It’s like peering through a foggy window. You are seeking to see Someone who is utterly real but at the same time, mostly obscured from your spiritual sight.