“Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.” Hebrews 7:22, KJV
God will never ask you to do something that He hasn’t already done. He requires our all, because He gave us His all. We are in covenant with God, and everything we have is His. Yet, at the same time, everything He has is ours. The most powerful revelation God wants us to receive is that everything He has is ours. Jesus paid the price for our sin so that we can be put in right standing with God the Father, and so we can receive from our covenant with Him.
He didn’t enter into this covenant relationship looking at what we can offer Him, but what He can offer us.
We then think to ourselves, why does He need my life, my time, my money, my soul? Why does He need all of this if He has everything? The truth of the matter is He has everything, but He doesn’t have everyone. He is not after getting more money, He owns it all. He wants hearts. He wants people in His Kingdom and to fill the seats at His table. He wants souls. God wants all of you because He wants to bless you and use you for the building of His Kingdom. You giving your life, your time, your talent and your treasures can help Him accomplish that mission in the earth.
He can reveal Himself through your life. He can make Himself known through your money. He reveals Himself through your goodness toward others.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Help me to understand the meaning of covenant more deeply. Help me to wrap my heart around it. I give you my everything and I receive your everything. I give you my life, and I receive by faith your life. I give you my heart and I receive by faith your heart. I give you my mind, and I receive your mind. Father, I give you my treasures and everything I hold dear, and I receive the treasures you have laid up for me. Thank you Lord for pouring yourself out on me. I pour myself out for you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
(Study Hebrews 8:6, Hebrews 9:15-23; Matthew 26:28)