There is so much rhetoric about the old and new covenants in the Bible and theological circles. To greatly simplify–God set a placeholder for his people–It was a series of visible ways to describe the process to come. He gave them laws, he set up a system of sacrifices, he gave them priests and prophets to bridge the gaps between God and man. All of these things were done to prepare for the coming of Christ. Once He arrived, those other things became obsolete.
We could never keep the law in its entirety. We could never wipe away our sins with sacrifices. We could never have a meaningful relationship with God by going through a priest or prophet.
The new covenant whites the laws on our heart–We want to follow the Lord because we love him not because we believe the rules wil save us. We are freed from making sacrifices, because he did that for us. Finally we are granted direct access to God–forever and no longer need an intermediary. The new covenant is personal and requires only that we trust God and follow him. God makes it simple, bu, he never promises it will be easy–Follow him daily and closely.
God Bless You
First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were you pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses). 9 Then he said, “Look, I have come to do your will.” He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect. 10 For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.
11 Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. 12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 13 There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet. 14 For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.
15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says,
“This is the new covenant I will make
with my people on that day,[c] says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”[d]
17 Then he says,
“I will never again remember
their sins and lawless deeds.”[e]
18 And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices