This was one of my readings and comments this morning that I thought I’d share. The Holy Spirt dwells in us all!
“For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be my people. “And there will be no need at all for each one to teach his countryman or each one to teach his brother saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ since they will all know me, from the least to the greatest. “For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer.”
Today’s text is originally from Jeremiah 31, but brought to light again in Hebrews 8. When Jesus ate with His disciples, He mentioned a new covenant. It is this covenant, through the blood of Jesus, that fulfills scripture and traces back to the prophet Jeremiah in the Old Testament. It is through the Holy Spirit of God that His law is placed in our minds, and written on our hearts. After Jesus was resurrected on the third day, He appears to His disciples to encourage them. He also assures them that He must return to His Father so that the Holy Spirit would be able to come. It is this newly fashioned, new covenant role of the Holy Spirit that accomplishes this truth. He is our seal in Christ Jesus and the trademark of our being grafted into right relationship with God. Not of our own power, but because of His unfailing Love.
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