The Ink of the Holy Spirit that Writes the Word

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them on their hearts… (Hebrews 8:10, KJV)

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Have you realized that God has written His Word in your heart? Jeremiah, hundreds of years before, foretold that God would inscribe His Law into the minds and hearts of His people. But how does God write on human hearts?

Paul unveils Jeremiah’s prophecy’s fulfillment, stating, “Forasmuch as you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” (2 Corinthians 3:3, KJV).

He illustrates that God, using the Holy Spirit, inscribes His Word on the hearts of His people, contrasting God’s act of inscribing the Ten Commandments on stone tablets with His inscription on the human heart in the New Covenant. Thus, what occurred on Mount Sinai with stone tablets prefigures what happens in the New Covenant through Christ, as God writes on the soft, fleshly tablets of human hearts with His Holy Spirit.

What does it mean for the Law to be written on our hearts? Reflecting on the Ten Commandments inscribed on stone tablets sheds light on God’s intentions: for His Word to be documented, known, and followed. In contrast to Israel’s external adherence, the Holy Spirit engraves God’s nature, desires, and commandments into our very being, enabling us to internalize and manifest God’s will. We become living expressions of God’s character, a letter from Christ to the world revealing who God truly is. Imagine someone looking at your life and understanding how powerful, glorious, loving, kind, prosperous, and wise God is!

God writes His Word into our hearts by placing His Holy Spirit within us when we accept Jesus. This profound truth signifies that possessing the Holy Spirit equates to having God’s words within. The Holy Spirit endows us with an intrinsic understanding of God, fostering a love for Him and empowering us to do His Word.

The Holy Spirit in our hearts is the divine ink inscribing God’s Word in our minds and hearts. Once this foundation of the indwelling Spirit is laid, we can build upon it by writing the Word in the scriptures upon our minds by reading, studying, memorizing, and hiding His Words in our hearts.


Consider the similarities and differences between the Law inscribed on stone tablets and the Word inscribed on our hearts by the Holy Spirit.

Apply the Word

Receiving the Holy Spirit at salvation engrafts the Word in our hearts. It infuses us with Christ’s nature, as outlined in James 1:21. There is a seed of the Word in you. You are a letter Christ has written for the world to read, to know His love, power, wisdom, beauty, etc. Therefore, whatever does not reveal who God is is not permitted in your life! Stand on the Word and yield to the Spirit in you.


Express gratitude to the Father for the Holy Spirit, who inscribes the Word in our hearts, enabling us to live out and embody His truth.

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