March 20: Filled with the knowledge of God
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In this passage in Jeremiah, God says that soon he will create a new covenant with Israel and Judah. The new covenant will not be like the old covenant, which was created when God chose the Israelites as his people and led them out of Egypt. The new covenant will be completely a part of the Israelites. It will be in their minds and hearts, and all the people will know about it.
Isn’t it amazing to imagine a world where everyone is filled with the knowledge of God? Everyone will know about the covenant, from the youngest child to the most wrinkled elder.
This week’s theme, “We wish to see Jesus,” foretells of the new covenant that Jesus will seal. When the law is in our minds and our hearts, we will be filled with God, and then we will be able to see Jesus. We’ll no longer need to teach one another how to live, because God will have filled each of us with that knowledge. We’ll no longer be like little children, who must be taught right from wrong, because we will already be filled with the knowledge and goodness that comes from seeing Jesus.