Reflection on Jeremiah 31:27-34




This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”


The days will come when the Lord will plant Judah and Israel amongst the children of men. Just as the Lord watched over them to pull down and uproot, He will watch over them to plant and build up.

The Lord will make a new covenant, a very different covenant from the old one. In the new covenant the Lord will write His commandments in their hearts. No one will need to encourage his neighbour to know the Lord because they will know Him.


We are the people of the new covenant. The Lord writes His covenant in our hearts so that we are motivated by the indwelling Holy Spirit rather than by the written law.

The church is the community of people who don’t have to exhort one another to know the Lord.” Again it is the Holy Spirit living in us who stirs up within us a love for the Lord so that we want to know Him and grow in Him.


Thank you Father for the gift of the Holy Spirit. May I always be attentive to the Holy Spirit so that I walk in the ways of the Lord. Amen.


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