Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, â€œYes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you…â€
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: â€œI will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people: and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh; for they shall all know me, from their least to their greatestâ€, says Yahweh: â€œfor I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.â€Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jeremiah 31:3, 33-34 (WEB)
This has been a week for me to remember and savor. God has patiently and lovingly showed His heart to me. It has been a time of quiet contemplation of the height, width, depth, and length of His love. (Ephesians 3:18) That kind of love is a Kingdom Builder! It is the Father healing, encouraging, strengthening, and teaching His child.
God made a covenant, an eternal promise, with us that He would put His law, His ways, in our memory and in our hearts. That is a perfect Father! That Father teaches His child with discipline that clearly states the commands of right and wrong. The Father patiently and consistently reinforces the laws to keep the child safe and give the child tools to choose wisely when the tempter comes to kill, steal, and destroy. (John 10:10) And while teaching these laws, the Father also builds a tender, compassionate, merciful relationship so that the child also learns his lessons in the heart. Obedience comes from parental consequences but also from parental love.
I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more. 21:2 I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, â€œBehold, Godâ€™s dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 21:4 He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.â€ Â Â Â Â Revelation 21:1-4 (WEB)
Jesusâ€™ Good News is a message of hope and love in a world that is growing in more fear and uncertainty. As people scramble to maintain their balance (and fail!), Jesus has answers to every question. Jesus canceled every fear when He rose from the grave. Jesusâ€™ message is strength for each day! It is a message of hope for never-ending tomorrows.
My Lord and Savior is Creator.
He is Friend and Comforter.
He is Love and Forgiveness.
He is, always has been, and will always be with me.
â€œ…they shall all know me…I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.â€
He is the Keeper of His Promises.