12 Sep Born Again (Part 3): The New Heart in the Old Testament II
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The Old Testament speaks frequently of regeneration in terms of deep work in the heart, as the following examples illustrate:
- The Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.47
- I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.48
- Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant…. 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.49
- I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them. I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.50
- And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.51
- I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.52
Out of the Old Testament Scriptures above, which one speaks to you most deeply? Why?
- Deut. 30:6.
- Jer. 24:7.
- Jer. 31:31–33.
- Jer. 32:39–40.
- Ezek. 11:19–20.
- Ezek. 36:26–27.