Explaining Hebrews 8:11

Q. Thank you for your wonderful web site, I have learned so much. It’s very exciting for me to be able to go to gracethrufaith and learn everyday. I am not an evangelist. It just isn’t a gift I have. I love to talk about the grace of Jesus with my friends and fellow believers but when it comes to evangelizing to others I seem to fall short. Would you please explain Hebrews 8:11 in the context of the new covenant God has made for us?

A. Hebrews 8:11 is not about evangelism. It says, “No longer will a man teach his neighbor or a man his brother, saying, ‘know the Lord’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.” This refers back to Hebrews 8:10 where the Lord promised to put His laws in our minds and write them on our hearts. It means we don’t have to be taught what the Lord requires of us and why. We know His requirements intuitively and feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit when we fail to meet them.

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