BCL Grow: The New Covenant — Hebrews 8:10
Hebrews 8:10 (Redemption)
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws into their minds,
and write them on their hearts,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.— Hebrews 8:10
“The grand reason why all things work for good, is the near and dear interest which God has in His people. The Lord has made a covenant with them. ‘They shall be my people, and I will be their God’ (Jer 32.38). By virtue of this compact, all things do, and must, work for good to them.” — Thomas Watson, All Things for Good, p. 52.
Steps to Take
1. Reflect: Scripture often repeats God’s covenant promise. Consider how his promise joins us together with him and how it can give comfort in times of stress and affliction.
2. Remember: Romans 8:28 is a favorite Bible verse for many believers: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Yet, Thomas Watson also reminds us how God is our eternal Father who faithfully loves and cares for his people forever. It is under God’s providential hand that he ordains everything which comes to pass. We find comfort in knowing that God brings good even out of evil, and we see the clearest example of this in the evil of the cross that God foreordained for the gracious salvation of God’s people by faith in Christ Jesus (Acts 2:23; 4:28).
3. Respond: Trust in your gracious and merciful eternal Father who has promised by covenant to be God to his people forever. His love is beyond measure as demonstrated by giving his only begotten Son to die for his people—to be the Savior and Sustainer of all those who are his by faith in Christ Jesus. Be assured that your heavenly Father eternally cares for you with sovereign goodness.
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