My Favorite Bible Passages - #4
Imagine that you are an heir to the Bill Gates' fortune. If you do not know of him, he is one of the wealthiest men in the world, with a net worth of 62 billion.
As an heir, your name shows up in Mr. Gates' will. What he chooses to leave you is outlined in that document. Upon his death, you will find out the good news.
You had nothing to do with Mr. Gates' choices. He made his decisions based on his desires and wishes for you. Just imagine listening to the attorney read off all that is yours.
What if God had a will like that for you? What if he made choices based on His desires for you? And what if His choices for you met your every need and heart’s desire?
Here is the good news. That will exists. It is called the New Covenant. The writer of Hebrews includes it in his letter. It is short, but all encompassing.
This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God,and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:10-12 )
For this will you do not have to wait to experience the benefits. The One who made it died. It is in effect. Forgiveness is yours. A new relationship with God is yours. Assurance of salvation is yours. A new heart is yours. In short, you have everything you need or could ever hope for.
God’s will for you is astonishing. You will spend the rest of your life learning of the height, depth, length and breadth of all that He has provided.