by Tammy Phillips
March 21, 2021
For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: Hebrews 8:10 KJV)
We often talk about our Bible verse tattoo! What would yours say? I have favorites that have gotten me through the storms, tornadoes and tsunamis of life. After reading Hebrews 8:10, I realized that God has beaten us to the punch. We have no need of tattoos on the outside because the Lord says that He will write or engrave His laws on our hearts and put them in our mind. All of His Word is there for us whenever we need it.
Then the Holy Spirit led me to Matthew 22:36-40:
“Teacher, which [is] the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 “This is the first and great commandment. 39 “And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV)
God engraved the Old Commandments into two stone tablets. He engraves the New Covenant or Commandments into our heart. He engraves love! Love covers it all! Love Jesus. Love others like you love yourself. Everything falls under Love! God is Love. I imagine that there need only be one word “tattooed” on our heart…LOVE.
I enCOURAGE you to enjoy your new-found tattoo, the one that God wrote on your heart. I can’t wait to tell everybody about mine!