The New Covenant
God gave the New Covenant most plainly through the prophet Jeremiah.
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
A careful study of the New Covenant deals with big questions.
- The passage says the covenant is “with the house of Israel and the house of Judah“. How are the parties mentioned in the covenant identified today? (Part 1)
- What will it be like when God gathers his people? (Parts 1)
- What law will he put within the hearts of his people? (Part 2)
- Should Christians obey the law of God given through Moses? (Part 2)
Let’s consider the marvelous promises in the New Covenant and see where they lead.