What has God wanted all the time?
God has always wanted to be our God and for us to be His people.
Mentioned many times in the Bible and 6 times by Jeremiah we read today that in the context of the new covenant, “I will be their God and they will be my people.”v33.
God writes His law on our hearts.
Our heart is who we are as a person, what defines us; the reason why we act and react is our heart. It is our very being.
Thomas Keneally, the author of Schindler’s List, was asked what he thought was the difference between Oskar Schindler, rescuer of Jews and hero of his story, and Amon Goeth, the Nazi commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp. His answer was revealing. “Not much”, he said. “Had there been no war, Mr. Schindler and Mr. Goeth might have been drinking buddies and business partners, morally obtuse, perhaps, but relatively harmless”. What a difference a war makes, especially to the moral choices that lead to good and evil.
We do not know when war will break out. We do not know what stress will be placed upon us. But we do know that we need to let God write upon our hearts so that when that day comes we act like people who belong to Him.