Jeremiah 31:31-34 The Message (MSG)
31-32 “That’s right. The time is coming when I will make a brand-new covenant with Israel and Judah. It won’t be a repeat of the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant even though I did my part as their Master.” God’s Decree.
33-34 “This is the brand-new covenant that I will make with Israel when the time comes. I will put my law within them—write it on their hearts!—and be their God. And they will be my people. They will no longer go around setting up schools to teach each other about God. They’ll know me firsthand, the dull and the bright, the smart and the slow. I’ll wipe the slate clean for each of them. I’ll forget they ever sinned!” God’s Decree.
The new covenant under God is filled with hope. We are building a relationship with God through Jesus. I am thrilled that God has forgotten that I ever sinned. I no longer have to hang my head in shame for my past because I am free. Jesus was sent to build the new covenant (relationship) with us and HE wrote on our hearts the word of God with love. I never believed that Jesus died for me before I became a Christian. I believed that Jesus did die for people, but not for people like me. The amount of hope I have received since becoming a Christian and learning that Jesus does love me has been life changing. This passage is filled with the promise that Jesus will be with us.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your love and your compassion. I now believe when I fall you will be there to help me back up and hold me in your arms. I am never alone and your peace fills me when I am weak. Thank you Father for all of your grace and your mercy. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
Peace and love,