12 Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech, 12 Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech, 13 and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away. 14 But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. 15 But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart;
The former slave of Egypt looked at Moses’ glory more the Lord who sent Moses to His work, & Moses didn’t like it. Moses never wanted glory for himself, he said he was sent by the Lord God. Moses didn’t even know he was reflecting God, but when he saw how they were staring at his face & they were afraid to get close, he covered his face with a veil. The Lord God told Moses to put a veil in front of the ark of covenant, to protect those who would die, when God’s true Glory. God’s Glory is more than a mortal man can handle, so a veil was put into the temple to hide the ark of covenant. Moses knew his glory would fade, but the Lord’s glory would shine forever. The Israelite thought the covenant was only offer to themselves, the descendants of Abraham, bloodline;
But Moses knew better, because the Lord revealed God’s covenant plan to Moses on the top of Mount Sinai & Moses wrote God’s true Glory the first five books of the Old Testament, which contains the Old Covenant promise. Jesus even told His followers, & the reader of Scripture, Moses wrote of God’s Glory;
John 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
Moses the hero of faith knew who God’s covenant glory was available & offer to, not the son & daughter of Abraham. Moses tried to tell the former slaves or Egypt, the Lord is the true Covenant Glory but they were still slaves to sin, & slaves of sin only listen to themselves & do what is right in his or her eyes. The Old Testament writing tells how much trust Israel had in Moses rather the Lord, who Holy Finger wrote covenant, look at how Israel ask Moses to tell the Lord, to shut & let Moses do all the talking;
Exodus 20:19 Then they said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”
People who are full of pride & whose hearts are hard & tell themselves the Lord God is my God & His covenant promise is only ours. Had a bad memory when the God’s covenant first offered to those who fail to obey to keep God their & God Creator & listen to someone else tell them God is a liar, you will not die when you eat the forbidden fruit, but guess what, Adam did die & he is still dead. We know his God Creator forgave him & gave him & his wife the first covenant & promise. A seed or a Son would destroy the serpent that called the Lord God a liar, dear brothers & sisters, God doesn’t lie, He has, & will always keep His covenant promise. God Bless you all, the Lord loves you & so do I. Sam H.