This is the covenant that I will make with them, after those days, declares the Lord:

I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds.

Hebrews 10: 16

 

It is an absolutely true fact that Christ has put an end to the very idea of a formal system of sacrifices that work to bridge sin’s divide between humanity and God. This old way of seeking the framework for righteous living has ended. The many layered code book of laws and rules that people devised and which assured our inability to ever comply has been burned upon the alter of Christ’s final sacrifice. However, despite what some people may say, Christianity is not a hollow set of beliefs that leaves its adherents on our own to figure out how to live righteously and to know what it is that is pleasing to God.

 

God has granted to His people a great gift. He has given us His Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives with us and lives in us. This is the person of God Who brings His Word to life and Who informs our hearts and minds about God’s essential foundational truths. It is this knowledge that directs our lives out of the wilderness of sin and into the great promise of Christ. In Christ and through God’s promise of His Spirit we are granted a form and a depth of guidance for life that far exceeds any codebook or even the most extensive judicial system. The author of the concept of rule and order now informs us. Our hearts are embraced and guided by the righteous designer of truth and justice.

 

Christianity is not a formless and rule less way to believe that allows its followers the freedom to think and to do as we please without regard for anything other than the assurance of forgiveness. God implants His people with His truth, and He holds us accountable for living up to it. If we truly know Christ and surrender our lives to Him, we have no choice in this matter. The Holy Spirit is with us and He does speak to our hearts and our minds. In fact, it is in yielding to God’s desires for the way that we think and live that we come into a full expression of Christ’s peace in our being. God, Himself, is made known to us in the true natural order that comes out of His law written on our hearts.

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