inner laws

This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people. [Hebrews 8:10 NRSV]

This verse shouts to me of the new birth. It screams out to us about spiritual transformation. In one sentence the writer has cut through all of the superficiality and hit the heart of what it means to be God's people. A people not of denomination or affiliation. A people of the Spirit.

Such a people answer to a higher power because they follow a higher law. These have received the promise of the new and good heart. They have entered in a covenant named Jesus. Such a people are able to hear and see differently because they are inwardly different. They are transformed.

Teach us Lord to follow the good heart that you have placed in us.

... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.

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