Israel, put your hope in the LORD,
For with the LORD is unfailing love and with Him is full REDEMPTION.
This is why Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant: through His death, He delivered us from the sins that we had built up under the first covenant, and His death has made it possible for all who are called to receive God’s promised inheritance.
For whenever there is a testament—a will—the death of the one who made it must be confirmed because a will takes effect only at the death of its maker; it has no validity as long as the maker is still alive.
Even the first testament—the first covenant—required blood to be put into action.
When Moses had given all the laws of God to the people, he took the blood of calves and of goats, water, hyssop, and scarlet wool; and he sprinkled the scroll and all the people, telling them,
“This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded for us.”
In the same way, he also sprinkled blood upon the sanctuary and upon the vessels used in worship. Under the law, it’s almost the case that everything is purified in connection with blood; without the shedding of blood, sin cannot be forgiven. (Hebrews 9:15-22)
Since what was given in the old covenant was the earthly sketch of the heavenly reality, this was sufficient to cleanse the earthly sanctuary; but in heaven, a more perfect sacrifice was needed. The Anointed One did not enter into handcrafted sacred spaces—imperfect copies of heavenly originals—but into heaven itself, where He stands in the presence of God on our behalf. There He does not offer Himself over and over as a sacrifice (as the high priest on earth does when he enters the most holy place each year with blood other than his own) because that would require His repeated suffering since the beginning of the world. No, He has appeared once now, at the end of the age, to put away sin forever by offering Himself as a sacrifice.
Just as mortals are appointed to die once and then to experience a judgment, so the Anointed One, our Liberating King, was offered once in death to bear the sins of many and will appear a second time, not to deal again with sin, but to rescue those who eagerly await His return. (Hebrews 9:23-28)
Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to His will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making Him proud of you as you work hard in His orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that He has for us. (Colossians 1:9-12)
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring–not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. (Romans 4:16)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–
Thanksgiving and Prayer
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have REDEMPTION, the forgiveness of sins.
Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation.
(Romans 4:4) Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don’t sleep with another person’s spouse, don’t take someone’s life, don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t always be wanting what you don’t have, and any other “don’t” you can think of—finally adds up to this: Love other people as well as you do yourself. You can’t go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love. (Romans 13:8-10)
No man may boast before God.
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and REDEMPTION,
So that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”
(1 Corinthians 1:30-31)
In Him we have REDEMPTION through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law,
So that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
Righteousness Through Faith
But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the REDEMPTION that came by Christ Jesus.
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of His blood—to be received by faith.
He did this to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— He did it to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Blessed is He who is Forgiven
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Believe God is always the God you know Him to be when you are nearest to Him. Then think how unnecessary and disrespectful worry is! Let the attitude of your life be a continual willingness to “go out” in dependence upon God, and your life will have a sacred and inexpressible charm about it that is very satisfying to Jesus. You must learn to “go out” through your convictions, creeds, or experiences until you come to the point in your faith where there is nothing between yourself and God. (My Utmost For His Highest)
Learn to pray first and plan afterward.
Make God’s will, yours.
Even as Christ prayed, “Not my will but Yours.”
Lord, teach me just as a child would be taught. I pray that I will not question Your plan but will accept it gladly. Amen
You have made Your servant king
and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
“Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
But the LORD said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.”
Jeremiah is known as the prophet of the new covenant. Hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus,
Jeremiah heard the voice of God and saw what God had planned: a new day.
A new law inscribed in the mind and written on the heart.
A new and abiding knowledge of God. A new covenant where mercy runs deep and sins are forgiven and forgotten.
This hope of a new heart is found even in the midst of the Mosaic Covenant. Moses foretells the unfaithfulness of the people and also tells them of God’s promise to restore their hearts (Deuteronomy 30:1–10).
You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory.
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You.
Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life. (Psalm 143:8)
This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”
I look up at the vast size of the mountains—
from where will my help come in times of trouble?
The Eternal Creator of heaven and earth and these mountains
will send the help I need.
He holds you firmly in place;
He will not let you fall.
He who keeps you will never take His eyes off you and never drift off to sleep.
What a relief! The One who watches over Israel
never leaves for rest or sleep.
The Eternal keeps you safe,
so close to Him that His shadow is a cooling shade to you.
Neither bright light of sun
nor dim light of moon will harm you.
The Eternal will keep you safe
from all of life’s evils,
From your first breath to the last breath you breathe,
from this day and forever.
A song for those journeying to worship. )
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
To the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
In Him we have REDEMPTION through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight (Ephesians 1:6-8)
Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.
“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have REDEEMED you.”