devotional post # 2159
2 Corinthians 3:7-8
2 Cor 3:7 Now given the fact that the service of death came with brightness, with its writings engraved on stone, with the result that the sons of Israel were not able to stare intently into the face of Moses, because of the brightness of his face, which is now destroyed.
2 Cor 3:8 How much more bright will the ministry of the Spirit be?
the brightness of his imprint
The ministry of Moses produced written tablets of stone, and the miracles associated with it led the people to respect the commands of God. Now there is a new ministry, the preaching of the gospel around the world. The same Holy Spirit who empowered the first ministry will empower this one. But Paul calls the ministry of the new covenant the ministry of the Holy Spirit, because now the Holy Spirit directly imprints himself on human hearts. We should expect that ministry to be ever more so glorious and bright.
LORD, imprint yourself on our hearts.