“I will”, not “Thou shall”!

  • June 19, 2020
Hebrews 8:10,12

"I will put My laws in their mind…I will be their God…I will be merciful to their unrighteousness…their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more"

You may be feeling tired at work because your boss just gave you a list of things to do. Maybe he told you, “You have to type this letter. You to go this place. You have to take company in good level.”  Wouldn’t it be nice if your boss had, instead, said, “I will type this letter for you. I will that place for you. I take this company in level for you ” ?

Well, your boss and your surrounding may not be that gracious. But today there is good news for you! Your heavenly Father is gracious! When He saw faults with the old covenant then he established the new covenant (Hebrews 8:7–8). In His Son’s blood, His “Thou shalls” became “I wills.”

You see, under the old covenant, the focus is on youThou shall not…Thou shall not…Thou shall not…It is all about your own goodness, Your own performance, your own obedience, your own works. But under the new covenant, God says, “I will put My laws in their mind…I will be their God…I will be merciful to their unrighteousness…their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” It is no longer you working for God, but God working for you, in you, through you!

Today only thing for you to do is to believe God’s “I wills.” The more you believe His “I wills” or promises, the more you will see His heart for you and you will find new meanings to your relationship with God and your faith will grow stronger every day.

It is useless for me to just tell you, “have faith!” You will still find it hard to have faith because I am not giving you faith. But if I were to tell you all about what God says He will do for you; faith will arise in your heart. Faith is a response to knowing what God says He will do for you.

So the best thing you can “do” under the new covenant is to focus on what God is doing in your life rather than What you can or will do for God!

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