A New Covenant

Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34

“Days Are Coming”

  • Recurring phrase in book of Jeremiah — clearly indicates divine prophecy
  • Divine foreknowledge/foreordination

“A New Covenant”

  • The old law was nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14)
  • The new law would be for both Jews & Gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; Romans 1:16)

Not Like When He “Took Them by the Hand”

  • God delivered Israel from Egypt because of the covenant made to Abraham (Exodus 2:23-25) — yet they often complained about their deliverance (Exodus 14:11-12; 16:2-3; 17:2-3)
  • He drug them along in order to carry out His scheme of redemption (Genesis 12:3)
  • Today we must come to Him (Matthew 11:28-30) — willingly, not under compulsion

“I Will Put My Law Within Them”

  • We must know it (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • We must meditate upon it (Psalm 119:97)
  • We must speak of it (Proverbs 4:23)
  • We must practice it (Proverbs 23:7)

“I Will Be Their God”

  • We are each directly accountable before God (2 Corinthians 5:10)
  • God is concerned about each one of us (2 Peter 3:9)

“They Will All Know Me”

  • Under the old law, one entered into the covenant by physical birth — would be taught later
  • Under the new law, one enters by spiritual birth (John 3:3,5) — after being taught (Mark 16:15-16)

“I Will Forgive Their Iniquity”

  • Forgiveness found in Christ (Ephesians 1:7)
  • We enter into Christ through baptism (Galatians 3:27)
  • We must continue to walk with Him to receive forgiveness (1 John 1:7)

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