Sunday, October 24, 2010

A new law in my heart.

Heb 10:15-25
The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
"This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds." Then he adds:
"Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more." And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

It is amazing how God changes us when He redeems us.  He not only washes us clean, but He puts in our hearts and on our minds His laws. He teaches us how we are to treat one another and honor Him.  The kindness, understanding, love, gentleness, thoughtfulness and hope all comes from Him.  So let us encourage each other to continue to be faithful to all the changes in our hearts and minds that He has done in each one of us. 

Thank you for changing us.  For taking us where we are in our sin and redeeming us.  Giving us your Holy Spirit to live in our hearts and continue to make us more like you.  You have taken the time to give us a new heart and to write your law in us so that we will be like you.  Lord, thank you for being a wonderful God who desires for us to honor and glorify you.  We love you for all the changes you have made and will continue to make in our hearts, minds, and bodies.  Lord, I pray for all my brothers and sisters in France, encourage them to continue to serve you and love those around them so that many will be saved in this beautiful land.  We pray all these things in the name of Jesus.  Amen

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