All Things New: A Covenant with God
In Jeremiah, we see the prophet’s mind and heart change over time. Early on, he believes the people will change their ways and avoid disaster. Then, he sees that isn’t true and knows disaster is inevitable. It’s here that we see a new relationship between God and Israel emerge. If the people cannot keep the covenant, then God will keep it for them. Our relationship with Jesus is similar. If people cannot remain in good relationship with God, then God will send Jesus to do it for us. This is a difficult and costly transition for God.