Thursday, August 27, 2020

August 27

Part of doing the will of God is to maintain our faith in him. We are a part of the New Covenant, yet it won’t be fulfilled until the end. I had to research a verse I ran across in Jeremiah that eluded to the new covenant. After reading it, I thought, “why am I teaching if we are part of the new covenant?” 

Here’s the verse:

"And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”  Jeremiah 31:34

Here’s the answer: We have to keep teaching and learning because it is not complete, and will only be fulfilled when Jesus returns to take his rightful place as King. 

We’ve all heard this verse:

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Jeremiah 31:33

I’ve always understood this verse out of context! I thought it was for the here and now, but it’s not. It is referring to the same period as when Jesus comes to rule. That’s when we will have the Word of God written on our hearts, not now, we still have to study and learn even though we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as our helper. God has given us his creation so we can understand his magnificence, but to know him deeply, we need Jesus, and we need to study his Word.

Note: Memory verses are only useful if you use them within the proper context.

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