Series: A better covenant
The Covenant of Grace is the common cord that runs through all of Scripture. It is an expression of the Covenant of Redemption, entered into by the Godhead in eternity. The Covenant of Grace was administered differently before the coming of Christ (Old Testament/Covenant) from after the coming of Christ (New Testament/Covenant). The Hebrew Christians were in danger of going back to ‘Old Covenant’ rites and ceremonies. The writer to the Hebrews points out, especially in chapter 8, how vastly superior (better) the ‘New Covenant’ is, as it is fulfilled in Christ, the mediator of the Covenant.