A new covenant

It’s clear that for a new covenant to exist, there must have been an old one. Let’s delve a bit into the old covenant: It involved offering animal sacrifices for sins, yet these sacrifices were never enough and had to be repeated constantly. Moreover, there was a barrier between God and humanity, established at the time of man’s sin. The high priest served as the intermediary to approach God.

Now, this old covenant has been replaced by a new, better, and perfect one. This new covenant enables us to approach God without hindrance and makes us heirs of His promises.

The writer of Hebrews elaborates on this, stating:

For this reason, Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

Hebrews 9:15

Who serves as the mediator of this new covenant? It’s Jesus Christ. Through His sacrifice on the cross, He demolished the barrier that separated us from God, offering a perfect sacrifice that dealt with sin once and for all. This is why the apostle Paul exclaims:

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57

Through His death and resurrection, Jesus Christ grants us redemption, establishing a new covenant and making us heirs of God’s grace and eternal salvation.

We can join the apostle in asking: Where is the sting of death now? Where is its victory, O grave? We must glorify God for this incredible gift, as He conquered death and its sting for us, sacrificing Himself to grant us salvation.

Beloved, we possess the greatest treasure of all: an eternal inheritance that is incorruptible and secure, beyond anyone’s reach to take away from us.

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