Have you ever signed a legal document like escrow papers to purchase a house? The stack of paper can be a couple of inches thick. You will have to sign and initial many of those pages as you are made aware of your legal responsibility. Once it is all done and notarized, you are legally bound to the contract. It is a covenant that you have entered into with another party, and if you break it, you could be taken to court. Did you know that God entered into a binding agreement with you when you accepted Jesus as your savior? It’s His New Covenant.
FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MINDS, AND I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS. AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.”
God says “I Will”
The writer of Hebrews is quoting Jeremiah 31 and the promise that God had made to the Israelites when they returned from captivity. This was a new covenant. With the Old Covenant, everything was based on what the Israelites did in response to God’s law. The New Covenant was all based on what God was going to do. God says, “I Will.” This is all His doing, and nothing is dependent on what we do. Because it is a Covenant that He has made, it is unbreakable.
At Salvation, God does a new work in your heart. He gives you the Holy Spirit, who teaches you the things of God. With that comes the ability to know what God is thinking and how He wants you to act. He writes His Word on your heart. It’s like you have His computer code embedded into you and the algorithm set for how to operate.
A Binding Agreement
If God is doing all of this work inside of you, then our best plan of action is to allow Him to do what He needs to do. Rest easy in the thought that you are God’s child, and He is taking care of you. Tell Him He has full reign to make the necessary changes. Trust him as He leads you in the right direction.