What is the New Covenant?
WHY does God need a New Covenant with man? What makes it so much BETTER than the one God made with ancient Israel in the Old Testament? What exactly is it in the first place? The prophet Jeremiah wrote about this agreement that the Eternal will soon offer to ALL humans.
God greatly desires to establish a close, personal relationship with his greatest creation - man (Genesis 1:26 - 27). One of the ways he will accomplish his goal is through new agreements with humans, both conditional and unconditional. The first mention of a better covenant in the Bible is in Genesis, where Noah is promised he and his household will be spared the great flood (Genesis 6:18). God also promised Noah, and indeed all mankind, that he would never again use water to destroy all life on the planet (9:12 - 15).
The BETTER agreement
The book of Hebrews tells us WHY what was offered through Jesus Christ is better than the old one made in the Old Testament.
There are at least three SUPERIOR reasons why the new agreement made by God is far better and greater than anything he previously proposed to man.
God will internally motivate man to obey him
Ancient Israel was not given the ability to obey their Creator both in the law's letter of the law and spirit (Romans 8:3). God promises with this agreement that, through the power and might of his Holy Spirit, he will personally write his laws and ways on man's mind.