The Word Among Us

July 2010 Issue

Now Is the Time of Fulfillment

We have a new covenant, built on better promises

Now Is the Time of Fulfillment: We have a new covenant, built on better promises

More than five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Jeremiah promised that God was going to make a "new covenant" with his people (Jeremiah 31:31). This new covenant would have a far greater reach and depth than the previous one. It was so different, in fact, that Jeremiah proclaimed: "The Lord has created a new thing upon the earth" (31:22). It would be as if God had re-created his people all over again.

In our previous article, we saw that in this covenant God promised to place his law in our hearts. We saw, too, that he promised to give us...

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