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Hebrews 8: 10 - 12 > Covenant with Israel
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 New Covenant with Israel 
 
 
  Hebrews  8: 10 - 12          ( King James Version ) 
   
    For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.
 
verse 11  >   And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
 
verse 12 >   For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
This is a quotation of Jeremiah 31: 31 - 34
 
   Hebrews  8: 10 - 13        ( New International Version )
 
  This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord, I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.
v.11  >  No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man teach his brother, saying, "Know the Lord" - because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.
v. 12  >  For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
v. 13 >  By calling the covenant "new" he had made the first one obsolete, and what is obsolete and agin will soon disappear.
 
Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
 
The blessings of the new covenant are grounded purely on mercy in forgiving unrighteousness and sins. The Lord specifies, I will do thus and thus unto all who turn to Me, forsaking the evil and choosing the good. "I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." (Heb. 8:12). All who humble their hearts, confessing their sins, will find mercy and grace and assurance.  {TMK 299.2}
 
 
The necessity of the Holy Spirit's working should be realized by all. Unless this Spirit is accepted and cherished as the representative of Christ, whose work it is to renew and sanctify the entire being, the momentous truths that have been entrusted to human beings will lose their power on the mind. It is not enough for us to have a knowledge of the truth. We are to walk and work in love, conforming our will to the will of God. Of those who do this the Lord declares, "I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts" (Heb. 8:10). . . . Thus divine relationship is renewed between God and man. "'I will be to them a God,'" He says, "'and they shall be to me a people.' There is no attribute of My nature that I will not freely give in order that man may reveal My image." ...  {HP 335.4}  {YRP 303.2} ‚Äč
 
 
The most striking feature of this covenant of peace is the exceeding richness of the pardoning mercy expressed to the sinner if he repents and turns from his sin. The Holy Spirit describes the gospel as salvation through the tender mercies of our God. "I will be merciful to their unrighteousness," the Lord declares of those who repent, "and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more" (Heb. 8:12). Does God turn from justice in showing mercy to the sinner? No; God cannot dishonor His law by suffering it to be transgressed with impunity. Under the new covenant, perfect obedience is the condition of life. If the sinner repents and confesses his sins, he will find pardon. By Christ's sacrifice in his behalf, forgiveness is secured for him. Christ has satisfied the demands of the law for every repentant, believing sinner. . . .  {AG 138.4}
 
 
 
I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 8:12.  {HP 12.1}
     God's love for the fallen race is a peculiar manifestation of love -- a love born of mercy; for human beings are all undeserving. Mercy implies the imperfection of the object toward which it is shown. It was because of sin that mercy was brought into active exercise.  {HP 12.2}
 
 
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