In today’s text, Jeremiah proclaims an incredible truth that will bless countless future generations. He declares that God will enter into a new covenant with His people, a covenant based on a heart experience of divine grace accomplished through the Holy Spirit. This promise indicates that both Jew and Gentile will be able to experience God personally and that He will write His law on their hearts.
ChildHope has the honor and privilege to share this truth with thousands of children across Latin America each and every day. We have the opportunity to help them enter not into a covenant based on rules, but rather enter into a relationship with their divine creator. Jeremiah explicitly calls attention to the fact that this covenant will be for “the least of them to the greatest.” God is not concerned with intellectual ability, influence or position. All are welcomed into His loving presence.
Regional Coordinator, Mexico and the Caribbean
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being all welcoming and for your limitless grace. Please help us to communicate your love, acceptance, and compassion to those who do not know you.
31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. 33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
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