Form: Lowry Loop

It is a hard thing for people to admit the veil of self-righteousness, but the Word of the Gospel lifts the veil (“Only through Christ is it taken away” (2 Cor. 3:14)). Thus, are we able to behold “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,” who is “the image of God” (2 Cor. 4:4–6). Perhaps especially when we are disappointed, may God grant us a faithful persistence like Elisha, who was able to see the prophet Elijah being taken “by a whirlwind into heaven” and received a “double portion” of his spirit for preaching the Lord’s Word (2 Kings 2:9–11). May the Holy Spirit enable us to truly “listen to” Christ; that is, to trust in “Jesus only” (Mark 9:7–8) and live in hope.