The two tablets of the human heart

And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:3 ESV)

the two tablets of the heart showing a box with two parts

What a glorious description of the work of the Spirit in our hearts! There is an analogy in this verse between the giving of the Law written on 2 tablets of stone in the Old Testament and the writing of the Law of God in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.  God gave the Law to Moses by writing the Ten Commandments on two tablets of stone. He is clearly showing us in this verse that the tablets of stone were a figure of the human hearts that receive His Law.

The Ten Commandments were written on two tablets of stone. First of all, the stone represented the hardness of the hearts of the Jews who received the Law and did not obey it. What about the two tablets? It is not clearly stated in scripture but our scriptural understanding of the human heart allows us to know what the Lord is saying. 

Our hearts have two parts: the spirit and the soul (or mind in the general sense). The Law of God was put in your heart at conversion when the Spirit comes in and  becomes one with your newly created born again spirit. But the work does not end there. As your mind becomes renewed, the Spirit gradually takes over the mind and make it become what we call the “spiritual mind” which is what actually drives our character and behavior here on earth.

God writes His Word in our hearts as the Spirit comes into our spirit and then our minds.

MEDITATE

Please take a moment to carefully ponder and then mutter again and again the words of the verse above in light of what is explained above.

APPLY THE WORD

God has written His Word on one tablet of your heart (inner). He wants to write that Word on the outer tablet of the mind too. Be transformed by the renewal of the your mind!

PRAY

Thank the Father for writing His Word in our hearts.

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