March 26, 2023, S-1533-KL
In today’s study, we see how the Old Covenant foreshadowed a new and better covenant, one under which God promised to put His laws, not on tablets of stone, but “in their mind and … on their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:33, quoted in Hebrews 8:10). By shedding His own blood on the cross, Jesus instituted and became the High Priest and mediator of this New Covenant, obtaining eternal redemption for those who believe.
Pastor Kevin emphasized that although the Jews did not keep the Old Covenant, and the Jewish and Roman leaders who were alive at the time crucified Him, God has not cast off the Jews as His chosen people! Jesus’ death was a necessary requirement of the New Covenant, just as animal sacrifices instituted the Old (Hebrews 9:16-22, Matthew 16:23), and Jeremiah 31:35-37 are clear that God will one day completely fulfill the New Covenant in the Jewish people.