New Covenant

Re: Verse reading–Jeremiah 31:27-34; 32:1-15 (day six)
” The days are surely coming”, says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel.” (31:31)  At the Last Supper, Jesus spoke about “a new covenant in my blood” (1 Corinthians 11:25)  It was not the first time the disciples had heard these words.  Jeremiah predicted the same thing.  He described a new, blessed relationship that would be made possible by the death of the Christ.  This new chapter, new arrangement would be marked by 3 things.  1) an inner desire to obey the commands of God-v 33;  2) a personal knowledge of God-v 34;  and 3) the forgiveness of sins-v 34 (the basis for the first two).  Most of us do not appreciate how fortunate we are to live in this remarkable chapter of salvation history!  The Lamb of God has paid the price for sin.  Guilt is gone.  He is risen.  The Spirit has come and gives us a desire to obey.  It is the new covenant!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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