“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, not 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. For 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. And 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 ESV)
The law would be cool if it were something new and sleek. In the latest techno style that our give it to me now society had gotten use to. We are so concerned with how we can speed things up and get things done now we have made easy Mac and Cheese, and easy hot dogs. As if macaroni and cheese is really that hard to make from a box, and hot dogs are really hard to make…
We have been handed so many things we are wanting more and more and we keep getting left out. We are looking out for the next big thing, when all we need to do is stop and look within.
You see God told us that He would write His law on our hearts. Not literally, but He is living in us. He is helping us to love others. Not keep a list of rules about what to eat and wear, but how we treat ourselves and our neighbors, which is everyone. You see that is what the 10 commandments are about, how we treat our neighbors. If we love God and keep His name holy and remember that we need to rest (one we often forget!) then we will be able to treat others like we want to be treated. Don’t take their stuff, don’t kill them, don’t have sex with them if you aren’t married to them, don’t want their stuff, and don’t tell false things about them. Love them like God loved you.
That is God writing His law on your heart, or living in and with and through you to help others.