September 30, 2011

BIBLE READING PLAN: Jeremiah 30-32


“But 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.  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.”  Jeremiah 31:33-34  


Everything that I am originates from within me.  I am what my heart dictates me to be.  My actions are merely reflections of who I am.  I am utterly incapable of pleasing God on my own.  My self-discipline is inadequate.  My works are insufficient.  My sacrifice has a foul odor. 

In my flesh, I cannot please God (Rom. 8:8). 

I desperately need my heart to be changed.   I desperately need to escape my own flesh. 

Praise be to the Name of our glorious Lord for he has made a way.  He has made a way through a new covenant; a covenant that comes through the blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Luke 22:20).  Through the blood of the Lamb, we enter a new covenant within which our sins are remembered no more, we become God’s people, and He becomes our God.  The Good News is that we have been given a new covenant that results in His law being written upon our hearts.  Our hearts will be forever changed.

When God’s law is written upon my heart it becomes me.  It is part of me. It is inseparable from me.  If you were to remove my heart and examine it, you should find it covered with the inscription of God’s Holy Word.    When God’s words are written on my heart that is when I become more and more His and He becomes more mine in a practical sense.  That is how sanctification works.

We must be in God’s word.   

We are transformed by His word when we read our Bibles and the Spirit grabs that word and tattoos it deep within our hearts.  That is what is happening when a verse or a passage grabs us and changes us. 

That word is being written upon your heart. 

However, that work comes from consuming God’s word.  I watched a video last night in which the speaker said that he could tell you how spiritual you are based on the amount of time you spend in the word and in prayer.  That is so true. 

The amount of time we spend in the word and prayer dictates the amount of time we submit to the tattooing process of God writing His word on our hearts.

What does your heart look like?  Do you have a single verse tattooed on the arm of your heart?  Do you have an arm band?  Do you have a tattooed sleeve or do you have a body suit?  I hope and pray that your heart is covered with the word of God that has been written on your heart. 

My challenge for you today is to open your Bible today and experience the grace of God through the writing of His word on your heart. 

You will be forever changed.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the blood of your Son.  Thank you the new covenant that you have given me.  Thank you for making me yours.  Thank you for being my God.  Lord, write your word upon my heart; cover me; saturate me.  Change my heart, Lord for your glory and praise.            Amen

One comment

  1. This was very good.

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