Sunday, February 6, 2011

God's Sovereign Intention

"Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."

Jeremiah 31:31-34

"Jeremiah depicts the new covenant as unilaterally or monergistically imposed. In this he shows that in the new covenant the emphasis falls upon God's sovereign intention to effect the goal of his redemptive plan. There is no talk here of Israel's covenant obligation, no mutuality. It is all a sovereign work."

'I will make...I will put...I will write....I will be their God....I will forgive...I will remember their sin no more"

Mike Williams, 'Far as the Curse is Found'

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