"But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds so they will understand them, and I will write them on their hearts so they will obey them. I will be their God, and they will be my people." (Hebrews 8:10, NLT)
I heard a message regarding this passage in 1984. I was serving on a
Baptist Student Union mission team in Detroit, Michigan. I can't tell
you the name of the church, but I remember clearly my BSU Director,
Scott Brewer, bringing this message. I've preached it myself a few
times over the years. To have God's law in our minds means that we know
what to do. To have God's law in our hearts means that we want to do
it. Scott called it, "The know-so and the want-to". The Spirit of God
will guide us to know what to do and better yet, will give us the desire
to do it. Over the years, I've found this to be true. I've
experienced it--though I've also, at times, rebelled against it.
Today, let's be open to the Spirit's directives.