|God puts His laws in our Minds and writes them in our Hearts|
|Written by arkwriter|
|Monday, 22 June 2009 16:47|
God puts His laws in our Minds
and writes them in our Hearts
Throughout the Old Testament time Israel had been inconsistent in its relationship with the One True God. Part of the reason is due to human weaknesses and inability to keep God’s commandments. God promised to restore His people not only physically, but also spiritually. To accomplish this, God would give them a new heart for following Him and put His Spirit within them to transform and empower them to do His will. Here is God’s promise to His people under grace in the New Testament:
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.” (Ezk. 36:26-27)
Far too many Christians give the excuse that there is no use trying to keep the Ten Commandments because nobody can actually do it. This is a defeatist attitude. The apostle John wrote: “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” (1 Jn. 5:3) If we love God, then keeping His commandments will not be burdensome. Another reason many people are unable to lead a victorious life is because they try to do it in their own strength. They strive in their own flesh and we know that because the flesh is weak they fail in their efforts. Praise and thank God who will guide us through His Spirit by putting His commandments in our hearts and in our minds.
“And the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,’ then He adds, ‘Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Heb. 10:15-17)
“You are manifestly an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is of the heart.” (2 Cor. 3:3)
Here is the clear evidence that God had never abolished the Ten Commandments. Instead of placing them on tablets of stones as in the Old Covenant He has placed them in the hearts and minds of His people.
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