The Promise and the Fulfillment

Jeremiah 31:31-34

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new promise to Israel and Judah. It will not be like the promise that I made to their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of Egypt. They rejected that promise, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “But this is the promise that I will make to Israel after those days,” declares the Lord: “I will put my teachings inside them, and I will write those teachings on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will each person teach his neighbors or his relatives by saying, ‘Know the Lord.’ All of them, from the least important to the most important, will know me,” declares the Lord, “because I will forgive their wickedness and I will no longer hold their sins against them.”

Matthew 26:27-28 “Then he (Jesus) took a cup and spoke a prayer of thanksgiving. He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood, the blood of the new covenant. It is poured out for many people so that sins are forgiven.”

Every since The Fall of Man in the garden of Eden, God has been trying to bring His children back into a right relationship with Himself. In His covenant with Abraham, the Lord promised that one of his descendents world would be a blessing to all people. Then through Moses God gave the rules of conduct that He expects of his children. Finally through Jesus, the way was given for the remission of sin.

Prayer:

Thank you, Lord, that, while we were still disobedient, you loced us enough to makes a way back into your presence. Amen.

©2019 Thomas E Williams

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