Jeremiah is probably my favorite prophet. As I was reading his words, I got caught on this verse: Jeremiah 24:7 says, “I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart” (emphasis mine).
The most important word here is that second ‘for’; it means ‘because’. The Lord promises that IF the people return to Him with their whole hearts, then He will GIVE them a heart to know Him. This is huge. Only the Lord can give us the perfect Love to love Him with, and yet loving Him is the first commandment (Deut 6:4-5; Mark 12:28-29)! We must absolutely return to the Lord with all our hearts!