Contrasts Between the Two Testaments

With the new year still being relatively young, new things may still be on our minds. Below are some contrasts between the Old and New Testaments so we can consider the greatness of our situation in Christ.

God found fault with the first covenant, and so a second was sought which was established upon better promises (Heb. 8:7, 6).

The Old Testament required the shedding of the blood of animals, but Jesus shed His own blood to obtain eternal redemption for us (Heb. 9:18-19, 12).

The old law had carnal ordinances, but now we can offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (Heb. 9:10; 1 Pet. 2:5).

The Old Testament commands could not make the conscience of those who did the service perfect, but through the blood of Christ our conscience can be purged from dead works to serve the living God (Heb. 9:8-9, 14).

The Old Covenant has been done away with, but the New Covenant remains (2 Cor. 3:7-11).

Those of the Old Testament were given an inheritance of the physical land of Canaan, but we have an inheritance that is incorruptible, reserved in heaven for us (Psa. 105:9-11; 1 Pet. 1:3-4).