Monday, March 19: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah—not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, “Know the Lord”, for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.
Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NKJV)
We know the old covenant meant that only sanctified priests or prophets had access to be in the presence of, or in prayer with, the Lord.
The New Covenant made it possible for everyone to have a close relationship with God. Hallelujah!! The old law which set limits of social class, age, male or female, clean or unclean, and Jew or Gentile, was wiped away.
So by God’s abundant grace and mercy the Lord declared, “I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Amen.