The more I study the Word of God, the more I come across these “connections” between the Old and the New Covenants that cannot be ignored or explained away by mainstream church doctrine.
Case in point:
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
And his tongue talks of justice.
The law (Torah) of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.
Connect that verse with this verse in Jeremiah, which speaks of the New Covenant that God makes with Israel “in those days.”
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law (Torah) in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
David wrote about the righteous ALREADY having the law (Torah) of God in their hearts before the New Covenant even came to pass! So what is going on here?
How can we claim to be in the New Covenant and have God’s law (Torah) written on our hearts and in our minds, only to turn around and say that it is all “done away with?”
Do we nullify David’s words? Do we nullify Jeremiah’s words? Or do we ignore both and set up Paul’s epistles as the ultimate key to our understanding?
I don’t think it’s wise to do any of the above. Scripture always has to agree. Scripture always has to connect.
And yet, Jeremiah says in a prior verse that the New Covenant will NOT be like the Old Covenant.
Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah – not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD.
There’s something more going on here, folks – something your pastor doesn’t want you to understand or talk about, because the implications of it will turn your christian doctrine on its head.
I’m not claiming to know it all regarding this topic; I just know enough that it has shaken my faith and revolutionized my understanding of the Word of God and God’s purpose for His people.
What do you all think?