They Shall All Know Me 

March 3

Jeremiah 31:34

No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Daily Reflection

This is The New Covenant that God made with the house of Israel, and speaks to having the law within, written into their hearts.  It is hard for so many people to “Know the Lord” in our current world. The Bible, just like so much content that we have in our world, is not there to be taught, quoted, and memorized. It is there instead to guide us in finding the knowledge that comes from our hearts and soul.  By knowing what is being asked of us, and accepting and acting on it, we will then experience true Faith. By acting in Christ, we are reciprocating in his Love for us and will pursue others to follow the example. It is more important to act: Declare our Faith, Act with humility by helping, doing the uncomfortable, loving others, forgiving always.  Love our neighbor as ourselves.

Forgiveness is part of the promise, as is to forget. This is much harder to do. I often hear the words of the song, “They Will Know We are Christians By Our Love”:

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
And we pray that our unity will one day be restored
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
Yeah they’ll know we are Christians by our love

We will work with each other, we will work side by side
We will work with each other, we will work side by side
And we’ll guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
Yeah, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

By Peter Scholtes

Daily Prayer

Lord, help me to do the things that will make me more like Jesus. Give me the courage to act in Faith and use me as a humble example of the greater blessing of living my life as a loving and forgiving Christian. Amen.

~Elaine Oussoren

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