“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:10-12)

Hebrews 8

The new covenant with Christ applies to the entire church as a whole, but affects each person individually and specifically. No longer does our knowledge of God come through word of mouth or reading books, but directly through a personal encounter with Jesus. Our relationship with God cannot be from someone else. It is interesting to think that the most natural response to encountering Jesus is to tell others about it. God promises to write the law into our minds and hearts. This does not mean that He will make us legalistic, but that we would become intimately familiar with the law, which is defined by the person on Christ Himself. Father, thank you that you desire to have a personal relationship with me. You want me to know you fully, just as you fully know me. You have done everything to pursue me and draw me towards you. Please continue to grow my desire for you so that I will know you more and more.

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