The New Covenant is not a covenant of law, but a covenant of faith. This is not a New Testament thought, for the Old Testament Scripture foretold that the just would live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4).

We live by the faith of the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us (Galatians 2:20). This faith is not faith in our own faith; it is faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus is both the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).

We live by faith, not sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). This faith itself is a unique gift (Romans 12:3) that is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) We live by faith in Jesus, not by trusting in our own efforts or religious exercises. No denomination died for my sins on the cross, thus no denomination is worthy of my heart and devotion.

Jesus died to “set me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2) He bought me with the price (1 Corinthians 6:20) of His very own blood (1 Peter 1:18-19) that I might serve Him in newness of spirit (Romans 6:4), not oldness of the letter (2 Corinthians 3:6).

It should be the very basic desire of anybody who calls themselves a Christian to please God, and without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)

So, as you study God’s Word, may your faith and love for Jesus continue to grow.