“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that 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 bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: but this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
Faith is hardly found on the earth. The hearts of men and women wax cold, angry, bitter, jealous and untrusting. We blame God for everything wrong in our lives and fail to recognize or thank Him for the good, beautiful and wonderful. Is it any wonder that His spirit withdraws? As a parent do you want to continually bless an ungrateful child? Yet, God does, He is always there, waiting for His children to recognize His hand in all things in their lives, the good and the bad. We are here to learn to choose between good and evil, to learn discernment, to grow in love and charity and to return to His presence.
How can we pierce the veil if we fail to see Him all around us, in all and through all things? Christ stands at the door, our door, and knocks; will we open it unto Him? Will we bid Him enter? Will we sup with Him? How do we open the door? That is the age old question with which even Father Adam and Mother Eve grappled. How do we increase our faith until it is even as the Brother of Jared? Hear His voice, follow Him, obey Him, give heed to His messengers, true messengers, sent from His presence to teach us. Accept their teachings, giving thanks for them, and then obey His word with exactness, honoring Him and giving all honor and glory to Him. Take no thought for ourselves but for others. Be believing. Seek Him and His kingdom and His glory will shine on us and come to rest upon us. Repent of all our wicked ways. Prepare the way of the Lord. Enter into His rest and help and encourage others to do so.
Christ loves His children and will work with them, dunging, pruning, planting until they are fully ripened. Those who choose to ripen in iniquity will be burned. Those who choose to ripen in truth and love, having faith in Christ, looking forward to the day of their salvation, will be spared, they will find their abode with Him in the Kingdom of His Father. Become wheat. Ripen in faith, hope and charity. Stand firm and unshakeable in truth, knowledge and wisdom.
Allow God to write His law on our inward parts and to write it on our hearts. Know the Lord. He will forgive our iniquity and will remember our sin no more.