Reason #14 – To Bring Us to Faith and Keep Us Faithful
In the Bible the covenants God makes with man are initiated by himself. He sets the terms. His obligations are determined by his own purposes.
When Christ died, he secured for his people not only new hearts but new security. He will not let them turn from him. He will keep them. They will persevere. The blood of the covenant guarantees it.
Oh the richness of the covenants in the Bible. From Adam, to Noah, to Abraham, to Moses, to David, the love and steadfastness of God is so evident in these divine promises. But they were all perfected and completed in the new covenant that was established on the cross.
For this new covenant took the law, wrote it on our hearts, and placed inside us the living Spirit of God.
Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:5-6 ESV