A major membership club warehouse introduced a new credit card for its customers, and abolished the old credit card system. Apparently a better contract was arranged. But, that's not the only new contract and arrangement we benefit from.

"For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second ... For this is the covenant that I willmake with the house of Israel After those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds, And I
will write them on their hearts. And I will be their God, And they shall be My people." (Hebrews 8.8,10)

God's original arrangement with the people of Israel was faulty because they didn't keep their part. SO, a new and better system was introduced: one that involved His supernatural help to keep His will and ways in their minds and on their hearts.

Such is the covenant arrangement we live under and enjoy through Jesus His Son. Through Jesus' sacrifice, we are afforded the privilege of having Holy Spirit reside within us. That dynamic power does what we could never do. The desire and capability to keep our part of God's covenant is given to us as we submit and obey.

This is a great day to express our gratitude to our Father who arranged a great covenant with us, and has given us to means to keep it.

©Steve Taylor, 2016 --Used by permission

Be sure to also visit  

Amazon ebook & print devotional -
paperback print copy of book —