The Blessed Word Of The New Promise Which God Spoke To Us From The OT
Monday, March 24th, 2014
What did our Lord say to us in Jeremiah 31:31? He said “I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.” What, then, is this new covenant the Lord made with the people of Israel and us? This new covenant is the Gospel word of the water and Spirit the Lord fulfilled in the age of the NT. Our Lord bore all the sins of the entire human race once and for all through the baptism He received from John the Baptist and He shed His blood on the cross for us. Thus, for those who believe in this righteousness of God, Jesus no longer remembers our sins.
In God’s sight, there is not even one person who does not commit sin. Yet despite this, countless Christians try to be saved from all their sins by observing God’s Law. This breaks God’s heart. This misguided Christians are leading a legalistic life of mere religion rather than a genuine life of faith. The more time goes by, the more they realise that, by their very nature, they are simply incapable of keeping the Law of God. Even though they claim to believe in God’s Law, they are in fact observing just the rituals of the Law. In their hearts, they know that they cannot keep the Word of God. We, too, had once led such a religious life, until we came to believe in the Word of God’s righteousness. Just like the people of Israel, and so many Christians in this age and time, we had also put the Law on the pedestal and worshipped it instead of God.
No one can observe the Law to its perfection. However, God promised us, “I will cleanse away all your sins once and for all and make you my people. Regardless of your acts and your shortcomings, I will save you from all your sins.” God has fulfilled this promise faithfully with His Word of Righteousness.