Friday, June 27, 2014

Hebrews 8:10

Hebrews 8:10 – This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.

         God has made a new covenant with us. The old is gone, the new is come. In order for us to understand how much better the new covenant is, we must first look at the old. God set up the old covenant to show His people what sin was. Its foundation was the law.
        Now, the law was good in its intent, but the result ended up being devastating to us. It was meant to bring life, but instead it brought death. When set up, it was supposed to protect us and keep us from sin, but since we could not obey, it brought condemnation and death. It showed us our sin and offered no means of getting rid of it.
        That is why the new covenant was needed. God did not want us to die, so He made a plan for life. See, the new covenant provided an answer to sin. Jesus is the foundation of the new covenant. He is the answer.
        Where the law brought death to us, Jesus brings life. He came and obeyed the law, so the law declared Him perfect. Because He was perfect He did not deserve to die, but He died for us. Jesus took all sin upon Himself. “He who knew no sin, became sin for us, so we could become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
        Jesus fulfilled the law and became the law. Now He is in our hearts and minds and He gives us the strength to say “No” to sin and “Yes” to righteousness. Because of Him we are God’s people; God’s children.

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