Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Covenant

I have been musing on the differences between the OT and NT and wondering...what should we be doing about all the OT laws...since we are free from them, but in the end, they are great ways to live? I mean---if you live by the nutrition can't hurt, and the TEN Commandments...for sure, we don't want to disregard them! So, while I have been reading in Deut. lately...I have been reading in 2 Cor. Great combo by the way! So, I found a great nugget!!!

6(this is referring to Jesus) who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

So, Jesus brought us the new covenant---fulfilled the old. But, in whatever we do we need to be ministers of the Spirit not the letter. I find that I get so "soap boxed" about my convictions and I want to explain them all. Today, I felt impressed by the Lord to let His Spirit speak in my quietness. For after all, if I have a truth in the Spirit with my convictions...and not just a letter conviction...the Spirit will give life and it will spill out of me.

As I write, I understand what I am trying to say, but does it make sense to the reader??? I really hope it does...but only the Spirit of God can really get these things across, right?!

1 comment:

  1. A thought to add: Rom 13:10 tells us that "Love does no harm to its neighbor, therefore, love is the fulfillment of the Law." When we are truly walking in love towards one another, we won't say or do the wrong things... and we will ultimately fulfill the spirit of the Law. See Gal 5:14 also. If we truly love our brother, we will not want to hurt him an any way-- stealing, lying, backbiting, bashing with Bible, etc. :) We will want the best for that other person.

    And yes, you make sense!