Peace and blessings to you all this evening. I pray God’s love is felt by you all this evening. A while back I asked the question about this passage of scripture off of another thread. My question comes after talking with a friend who has gone back to the Law, she is acting a lot like people in the Hebrew Roots movement, but she calls herself a Scripturalist.
““The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the Lord. “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.””
Jeremiah 31:31-34 NLT
My original question was is this scripture passage a play on words? So when everyone is mentioned is it literally everyone in the world? Or is it a reference to everyone as a whole in society?
I tend to believe it is talking about now since God is the God of order. In the Hebrew Scriptures after the first covenant is mad there is a telling of a second covenant with a reason for why this second covenant is being promised for future generations. Even our bibles are separated by old and new covenant. Thank you. Peace to you all.