Grace For Your Day October 10

The New Covenant is one of the most precious truths in the Bible. It tells us how God made a promise with us in order to save us through the death of His Son and the gift of the Holy Spirit. However, it also reminds us how the Lord did that after making several other promises in the past. As we have talked about before in our series in the Book of Hebrews, the New Covenant comes at the end of several covenants that the Lord gave to the saints of old such as:

  • The Covenant God Made with Adam 
  • The Covenant God Made with Noah 
  • The Covenant God Made with Abraham 
  • The Old Covenant God Made with Israel  
  • The Covenant God Made with David  

All of those promises taken together can be viewed as the backbone of the Bible or the great turning points of Scripture because they show us where history is going. God is building a remnant and calling a people unto His name. It started with Adam then it continued with Noah then it carried on with Abraham and Israel and David all the way down to us. We stand in a long line of Godly men who have paved the way for the greatest promise of all which was prophesied about in the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 31:31-34 says:

Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt,

My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord.
“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord,

“I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord,
“for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

The interesting thing about that quotation is that it is repeated in Hebrews 8. In fact, it is the longest Old Testament quotation in the Book of Hebrews because it shows us that this is what we have now in Christ. In Jesus, God has promised to write His law upon our hearts. He did not simply promise to place it on tablets of stone but He has placed it within our souls.

He has also said that we would all know Him which means that we do not follow God at a distance anymore. Unlike it was under the Old Covenant, we do not see Him in types and shadows like Israel did. We know Him with an intimacy unlike the world has ever known which is what we are going to talk about this week at Grace Fellowship Church.

This Sunday, we will be studying the New Covenant together because it is a wonderful reminder of how much God loves us. He cares about us enough to make a promise with us and place us into the story of redemption that He started way back at the beginning of time. Our salvation was not an accident. It did not happen on the spur of the moment. It was planned from before the foundations of the world to remind us that God is sovereign. You can put your trust in Him knowing that your redemption is secure.

Please join us as we study this wonderful subject. Our service begins at 9:30 and it will be livestreamed on our You Tube channel for any who are not able to come in person.

– Jeremy Cagle