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Living Behind the Veil: A Better Covenant: Heb. 8:7-13

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I. The Old Covenant’s Failure vs. 7-9

A. There was fault in the Old Covenant. So why didn’t Yahweh start with the New Covenant? 1) There are some reasons that only God knows. Rom. 11:33
Romans 11:33 NASB95
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
B. 2) Without the Old Covenant and the law, we would think that we could earn our salvation. Gal. 3:24
Galatians 3:24 NASB95
Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.
C. In Jeremiah 31, Yahweh said that they were unfaithful to Him, so he turned His back on them. Heb. 8:9
Hebrews 8:9 NLT
This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt. They did not remain faithful to my covenant, so I turned my back on them, says the Lord.

II. The New Covenant’s Future vs. 10-11

A. The biggest difference between the Old and New Covenants is physical vs. spiritual. The Old Covenant was based on the physical, whereas the New Covenant is spiritual.
B. Yahweh isn’t writing the New Covenant on stone tablets, but better still, in the hearts and minds of His people.
C. There will come a day when in the eternal state that there will only be saved people. Hab. 2:14
Habakkuk 2:14 NASB95
“For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea.

III. The New Covenant’s Finality vs. 12-13

A. Another better promise is that God won’t turn His back on us, like He did with Israel. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
B. This New Covenant is permanent, and isn’t going to become obsolete like the Old Covenant.
C. This was to show the futility of trying to live in a works based faith, which is what Judaism had become, even at that time.
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