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Bible Notes

1 Corinthians 13:9-12 (25.03.20)

1 Corinthians 13.9-12
[9] For we know in part and we prophesy in part, [10] but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. [11] When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. [12] For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Our knowledge is imperfect – our knowledge of the future, our knowledge of God, our knowledge of one another, even our knowledge of ourselves. We don’t see clearly; right now we cannot see an end to the threat of illness and the social isolation and the economic uncertainty, and we cannot see one another face to face. But God knows what is happening, and he sees the end from the beginning. One day we shall see ourselves clearly in a flawless mirror, we shall see one another face to face, not merely the way we did before this virus, but after we have all been transformed by the resurrection power of Jesus to be like him. And we shall see him face to face. What a prospect that is!

Lord, we long to see you! Help us to catch a glimpse of you today, as we look forward to seeing your clearly in the age to come.

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