Main point summary
The Lord God will cleanse His people from idolatry, then give them a new heart of flesh and put His Spirit within them, and then they will walk in His will.
e I will sprinkle clean water on you,
and you shall be clean from f all your uncleannesses ,
and g from all your idols h I will cleanse you.
And I will give you i a new heart,
and i a new spirit I will put within you.
i And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh
and give you a heart of flesh .
j And I will put my Spirit within you,
i and cause you to walk in my statutes
and k be careful to obey my rules. 1
A New Heart and God's Spirit This passage is true for the Church. Christ cleansed His bride from ALL uncleanness and idolatry. Every believer received a new heart with new desires to please God. This means that God restores man to what He has intended him to be from the beginning. Furthermore the Christian received and is sealed with the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God is the power to walk in the newly received desires to please God. The Creator is highly above His Creation Verse 28 says: "Then...I will be your God." This implies that without God's work in man of a new heart and His Spirit, man will seek ultimate fulfillment in created things. But the regenerated heart turns to the Creator Himself who is the infinite source of all. Glory to God The context clearly emphasizes that God does that for His own holy and great names sake. Israel was over and over again unfaithful to God when they turned to idols. They have profaned His name among the people of the earth. That is why God saves them not for their sake, but for His own sake. The Israels cannot boast then in their own merit. - Let's draw a tangent her to the Christians live and remember that God saved him for His own names sake. Let's seek to rejoice in the Lord always. He is the ultimate Giver of satisfaction and fulfillment.
2 Corinthians 1:20
20 For l all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our m Amen to God for his glory .
I Will Put My Spirit Within You 22 “ Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God : y It is not for your sake , O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name , w which you have profaned among the nations to which you came.
28 l You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and m you shall be my people, and I will be your God .
1 Corinthians 10:14
14 Therefore, my beloved, y flee from idolatry.