Have you ever “done and dusted” anything? The phrase came up in a conversation with friends over the weekend and Marc looked it up.
The phrase originates from the era where people wrote with quills and ink. A writer would dip his quill into ink and then have to wait a long time for the ink to dry. To aid the drying process an absorbent powder was dusted over the ink and once dry the dust was shaken off. It was “done and dusted.” Today the term is mostly used to mean that something, especially the signing of a contract, has been successfully completed and there is nothing left to be done.
There is a contract that God signed in heaven which is DONE AND DUSTED! It is an eternal contract, fully fulfilled and complete, as well as signed off and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
So, what is this heavenly contract and who are the beneficiaries of this contract? The beneficiaries are God’s children and the contract is Jesus’ final will and testament. He signed this will with the Father in heaven before He came to earth. In this will is the Father’s agreement to forgive our sins for all time for Christ’s sake, and the Holy Spirit would make sure that this covenant is never broken. God – the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit – planned this long before we ever sinned.
In short, Jesus said He would rather die than see us suffer and die under the weight of our sin. The Father grieved over us so much He was willing to let Jesus die, and the Holy Spirit’s passion for us would never let anything come between us and our union with them. This covenant was not about them but about us.
For here is the covenant I will one day establish with the people of Israel: I will embed my laws within their thoughts, and fasten them onto their hearts. I will be their loyal God and they shall be My loyal people. And the result of this will be that everyone will know Me as Lord! There will be no need at all to teach their fellow citizens or brothers by saying, “You should know the Lord Jehovah!” since everyone will know me inwardly, from the most unlikely to the most distinguished. For I will demonstrate My mercy to them and will forgive their evil deeds, and never remember again their sins! (Hebrews 8:10-12)
I pray that God’s beautiful laws of grace and truth become “done and dusted” in your thoughts and heart. May your mind be continually filled and fascinated with His beauty and wonder and every day be consumed with His delight in you!
Grace and Peace to you. 😊
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