Title: A New Covenant
Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Thought for the Day:
The Law of God is the foundation of His relationship with His people, summarized in the love of God and the love of neighbor. In the original expression of this covenant, this relationship, the law was written on tablets of stone and obedience to this externallaw was taught and expected.
In Jeremiah 31, God speaks through the prophet of a new covenant that will come one day, a covenant in which the law is written on the heart, an internallaw that guides the believers’ relationship to God and obedience to the law. That day has come in the person of Jesus Christ, and the writing of this law on the heart is being accomplished by the Holy Spirit, poured out upon believers soon after the ascension of Christ. The follower of Christ who loves God with all his heart, loves with a heart that carries the inscription of the very law of God.
Pray through this Thought for the Day as the Spirit leads you in your heart and in your mind. Amen