A New Covenant – Jeremiah 31:33-34 (NKJV)

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A New Covenant – Jeremiah 31:33-34 (NKJV)

33 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 in their minds, and write it on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (NKJV)

Consider the caterpillar. For clarity, I’m going to call our caterpillar Freddie. So, here’s Freddie crawling along the ground on his belly. One day Freddie gets the most definite sense that it’s time to make a change. He doesn’t know why or how, but he knows deep inside that this crawling phase is about to come to an end. Freddie is tired. He senses that he is at the lowest point of his existence. So, the caterpillar crawls up the stem of a sturdy plant, attaches himself to it, and somehow realizes that life as he knows it is coming to an end. He surrenders to the darkness of a cocoon, and there he remains until his existence as a caterpillar ceases to be. In a similar way, God is beckoning you to a changed life. God is ready to place you under a New Covenant.

Under the New Covenant, God is activating something Divine in you.  Once you emerge from the cocoon and spread your wings, you have new values, new standards, new tastes. God is giving you an inner light and the wisdom that comes with such illumination. Your light emanates from the inside, pointing the way to a changed existence that lies ahead. When God places you under a New Covenant, you have the chance to stop crawling and start flying. All you have to do is say “yes.”

 

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