“But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises.” Hebrew 8:6
Jesus is the mediator or guarantor of the Covenant of grace. This covenant is far superior in every way imaginable to the Covenant of Law. This is because it is founded on better promises and backed by an oath between God and Jesus that it will be lasting and eternal. The covenant of the law was that you were keeping the law so that it was a covenant of works. The new covenant is a covenant of grace. You do not have to do anything except accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. In this chapter we see how this is a better covenant. First, He put his laws in our hearts and minds so that we can be familiar and intimate with His ways and precepts. Secondly, He makes us His people, declaring that He will be our God. Third, He reveals himself to us so that we do not need someone to tell us about God, we can experience Him for ourselves. Lastly, He has forgiven our sins and goes a step further declaring that he will also forget them entirely. We have these amazing things as New Covenant believers, which is why our covenant is far superior than the previous one.