MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT WHEN GOD GAVE THE LAW (TEN COMMANDMENTS) TO THE ISRAELITES, IT WAS IN A FORM OF COVENANT, ALSO KNOWN AS THE OLD COVENANT OF THE LAW. NOTICE THAT THE GENTILES WERE NOT INCLUDED OR PART OF THIS COVENANT.
(Exo 34:28) Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments.
(Deu 4:13) “So He declared to you His covenant which He commandedyou to perform, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.”
HOWEVER, IF YOU GO BACK FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY YEARS (430 YEARS) BEFORE THE GIVING OF THE LAW, THE GENTILES WERE INCLUDED IN THE PROMISE GOD MADE TO ABRAHAM; THAT ABRAHAM WILL BE THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS THROUGH HIS SEED, WHO IS CHRIST.
(Gal 3:16) The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.
WHEN CHRIST CAME, HE BECAME THE MEDIATOR OF A NEW COVENANT OF GRACE FOUNDED ON BETTER PROMISES (Heb. 8:6-13) COMPARED TO THE OLD ONE. IT WAS ON THIS COVENANT THAT BOTH GENTILES AND JEWS ARE BEING USHERED IN OR ADOPTED IN THE FAMILY OF GOD (Gal 4:4-7).
WHEN CHRIST CAME, THE OLD COVENANT OF THE LAW ENDED TO GIVE WAY TO THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE WHERE THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS GIVEN BY FAITH.
(Rom 10:4) Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!