Jeremiah 31 vs. 31 – 34
31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers……….. which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them.
33 ……….I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more…………..saying: know the Lord, for they shall all know me…….and I will remember their sin no more.
Concerning the covenant, it has long been declared and understood that God has kept His side of it and man must do his part and keep his side. The above verses record how man has fallen short on his part (v. 32). We can all identify with the scripture, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. (Romans 3 v. 23).
The Holy Spirit brings further revelation beyond me “doing my part”, concerning my side of the covenant. God actually fulfils both sides of the covenant by putting His Son in me – “I will put my law in their inward parts”, Jeremiah 31 v. 33. God fulfils it all by putting Jesus in me!
Herein is the key: My only responsibility is to humble myself before Him to receive from Him. “Your life is dead and hidden with Christ in God”, (Colossians 3 v. 3). God does the “willing in the willing” and “the doing in the doing”.
The divine perfection of the Plan: God does it all for “Of him, through Him and to him are all things.”
As I humble, I receive and the life of Jesus is manifest in me, fulfilling my part of the covenant. God does it all so the glory/credit is all His for my life. Thine is the glory!
AS A CHILD MATURES……
As parents we are responsible for the upbringing of our children. At a certain age each child becomes accountable to God, responsible for his/her actions. That age is different for all of us, God knows and decides when for each of His children.
Some parents fall short of acceptable child rearing standards, but I can no longer blame my parents, my childhood or any part of my past for what I am today. In the light of Calvary that will not stand in eternity. I must forgive what was, embrace what is and go forward into the future and my destiny in God. If I refuse to forgive, my eternal destiny in God is curtailed. My salvation is secure, it is all in Calvary, but my divine purpose will never be fulfilled if I continue to stumble over my past. Calvary made provision for my past, present and future.