Jeremiah was looking ahead to a new covenant. Jesus came to fulfill the law, not to abolish it. The old covenant was written on tablets of stone. No one could perfectly keep these laws. It was not through the blood of goats and bulls that hearts could become hearts of flesh, for those sin offerings had to be made continually.
1 Peter 3:18 tells us “Christ died once for all, the just for the unjust…” Through Him, our hearts of stone can become hearts of flesh.
Let’s look at 2 Corinthians 3:7-10
“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.
God is declaring His Holy Spirit; who formerly only dwelt within the Holy of Holies, can now dwell within human hearts. Isn’t that amazing news, for us as sinful man? His provision came through the death, burial and resurrection of His only son Jesus Christ.
This new covenant can be written on our hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3 explains: “You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
Precious one; may I ask you today; what is written on your heart? Will you allow the Word to become flesh and dwell inside of you? His Name is Jesus. He alone can turn your heart of stone into a heart of flesh.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, I worship You alone today! Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh on me. I repent of any hardness of heart. I want my heart to be a heart that’s pliable and usable for Your honor and glory. I acknowledge that You are written in my heart. In Jesus Name. Amen!