August 9, 2018
The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. . . .
I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer will they have need to teach their friends and relatives how to know the LORD. All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the LORD, for I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more. Jer_31:31-34
Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” Mt_16:13-23
“I will be their God and they shall be my people!”
God does not force us to believe in Him, to believe in Jesus. He has given us the free will to believe whatever we choose. But the evidence, the inborn Spirit, the faith we have, teach us that God is our absolute best option of all the choices there are in life.
“You ARE the Christ.” The One promised by God. The one who redeems and saves us. You ARE what this life is all about. You ARE our choice, our life and our eternal future. And on that, we stand firm!
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