We See In Obscurity

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Did you know that in this world, we will never fully see as we were meant to see?


The Bible even refers to this as us trying to look through a dirty glass or mirror– and in turn, are left with an obscure, somewhat warped idea of it all.


1 Corinthians 15:12 says, “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.”


To fully understand this verse, listen to Matthew Henry explain all the excitement it foretells: “Things are all dark and confused now, in comparison of what they will be hereafter: Now we see through a glass darkly (ev ainigmati, in a riddle ), then face to face; now we know in part, but then we shall know as we are known. Now we can only discern things at a great distance, as through a telescope, and that involved in clouds and obscurity; but hereafter the things to be known will be near and obvious, open to our eyes; and our knowledge will be free from all obscurity and error. God is to be seen face to face; and we are to know Him as we are known by Him; not indeed as perfectly, but in some sense in the same manner. We are known to Him by mere inspection; He turns His eye towards us, and sees and searches us throughout. We shall then fix our eye on Him, and see Him as He is, 1 Jn. 3:2 . We shall know how we are known, enter into all the mysteries of divine love and grace. O glorious change! To pass from darkness to light, from clouds to the clear sunshine of our Saviour’s face, and in God’s own light to see light! Ps. 36:9″


I’m looking forward to finally seeing things clearly, for what they are, for all they are! More importantly, for the day when I’ll finally meet my Savior face-to-face, knowing that He is the One who died to forgive me. Nothing will be better.



One thought on “We See In Obscurity

  1. visit your blog, read an interesting article. thank you friends for sharing and greetings compassion 🙂

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