The Lord your God will also cleanse your heart and the hearts of your descendants so that you may love him with all your mind and being and so that you may live.
I will give them a single-minded purpose to live in a way that always shows respect for me. They will want to do that for their own good and the good of the children who descend from them.
You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.
Just as ritual circumcision cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to me, people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not, my anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against you that no one will be able to extinguish. That will happen because of the evil you have done."
I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.
For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision something that is outward in the flesh,
and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
That is, I will punish the Egyptians, the Judeans, the Edomites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, and all the desert people who cut their hair short at the temples. I will do so because none of the people of those nations are really circumcised in the Lord's sight. Moreover, none of the people of Israel are circumcised when it comes to their hearts."
I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; I will remove the hearts of stone from their bodies and I will give them tender hearts,
Jesus said to him, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
Jesus replied, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion; he will remove ungodliness from Jacob.
So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away -- look, what is new has come!
In him you also were circumcised -- not, however, with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal of the fleshly body, that is, through the circumcision done by Christ.
Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.
And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.
For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments do not weigh us down,