The love covenant

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Jeremiah 31-32

What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.” (Jeremiah 31:33)
Jeremiah predicts that God will replace the Moses covenant with a new one (31:31).
The old covenant was set up as a guardian… until Jesus came (Galatians 3:23-25).
Jesus is a mediator of a new arrangement (Luke 22:20, Hebrews 9:15, 12:24).
This new covenant is based on what Jesus has done as the ultimate lamb of God.
By grace we are forgiven, set free, and filled with the Spirit.
The Spirit puts God’s will in our minds, and writes them on our hearts.
Jesus deepens the old covenant Law to its purest form: love God, love others!
This is the Law we now submit to, and the Spirit helps us apply and do it!
If we aim to love with the Spirit’s help, he will lead us to do what is right.
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8)
An old covenant believer reads the bible as a book of laws, trying to keep each one.
A new covenant believer pursues the meaning and depth of God’s kind of love.
Am I pursuing love, or obeying laws – there’s a vast difference between the two!
PRAYER
Lord, this new relationship with you is better, but it is also harder – even impossible – without your help. Please put your law in my mind, please write it on my heart!

2 Comments

  1. This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord.
    “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” God told Jeremiah to buy a field despite the destruction that was in the process and was coming. God wanted Jeremiah to know that the day of punishment would one day be over and things would be restored. God is restoring all things through Jesus – and I too need to continue to live and serve as long as I live. God expects me too – Jesus has equipped us with the HS so that we can be effective for the Kingdom. Lord, help me to see the future even when things are negative.

  2. Time and time again, the Lord comes to His people to restore them from their sinful ways. His law needs to be also upon my mind and upon my heart so that in all things I live God’s way. He is my God and the wind beneath my wings. All for Jesus needs to be the way of my living for Him. Know God and His presence at all times. Listen to His voice for time and time again the Lord speaks to His people. Lead me and guide me by Your Spirit Lord as I live for You.

    I am weak, and I need Thy strength and power
    To help me over my weakest hour;
    Let me through the darkness Thy face to see,
    Lead me, O Lord, lead me.

    Refrain:
    Lead me, guide me along the way;
    For if You lead me, I cannot stray;
    Lord, let me walk each day with Thee.
    Lead me, O Lord, lead me.

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