Know the Lord

04 Nov

161104The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says 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. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah 31:31-34, NRSV)

No longer will we say to each other, “Know the Lord.” For they shall know the Lord.

We will not teach them about the commandments because they will be written on their hearts!

So why do we still teach about God?

He made the new covenant, are we just slow to understanding?

Do we really not get it?

I know I have a hard time accepting that I have been forgiven. And that God will not remember my sin. Given we remember the things other have done to us and can’t seem to let them go, how can God do that?

How can He love me that much that He would forgive and forget? But He does!

That is the promise! Know the Lord and He will wipe away your sins, and forget them. And love you as His creation!

So Know the Lord.


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