I’m so glad to be in Your presence this morning, Father. This is the one place in my life where it is real. I realize that You see and know everything, so that gives me the opportunity to be straight up with You. No pretense, no hypocrisy, just transparency and the freedom that comes with it.
Father, I would ask that You would help me this morning. Help me to listen – help me hear. Help me learn. Help me take action. This is my prayer each and every day. Your love for me gives me every reason to love You, too.
Hebrews 8:7-13 (<<click here)
Lord, I have already journaled on this passage but something else has come to mind. Portions of this passage were troubling and the light bulb finally came on in my brain! I was struggling with “fault” being found in the first covenant and with what the verse says,
“When God speaks of a ‘new’ covenant, it means he has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear.” v.13
My mind was grappling with how there could be fault in the first covenant. God is perfect, right? So what was the deal? Well, it finally dawned on me (duh!). God, of course, is perfect and the fault is not in Him. The fault was found in us. We, humanity, are the problem! Verse 8, clearly states it, “God found fault with people…” We “did not remain faithful to [God’s] covenant…” v.9
The old covenant sought to direct us in the way we should live but we rebelled. So with the new covenant, Lord, you went straight for the heart. “…I will write [my laws] on their hearts.” v .10 When we cease our rebelling and submit to You, Your law is now in us – You are in us. You are there to help us, to teach us, to correct us.
Lord, thank You for all You do for me. The text of a great hymn comes to mind, “I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.” Amen.
Apr 2nd, Sat, 6:50am