How clearly do we see God’s plans? In the New Testament reading this week, the Apostle Paul uses the idea of a veil to illustrate the problems we may face in this regard. Paul suggests that his legalistic compatriots were reading the scriptures with a veil covering them. As a result, they could not see clearly what God was saying to them with regard to their salvation through Jesus Christ. What about us? Perhaps we read the Bible only to confirm our existing views rather than to be challenged by new ideas. Perhaps we only use the Bible to find what we want to find and not what is actually there. We may delight in reading about the mercy of God but ignore his call to holiness in our lives. If we persist in only reading parts of the Bible that we enjoy and are familiar with, then we run the real risk of not clearly seeing God. Like Paul’s contemporaries, we may be blind to the true meaning of salvation through Jesus Christ.