The two major agreements in the Bible are the Law of Moses and the covenant of
grace. Many people find themselves striving mightily to do everything right; but
believing that we must perform to get blessed is a clear indication that we are living
under the law. Jesus died on the cross to establish the covenant of grace and make
us joint heirs with Him. This means the blessings God promised are rightfully ours
by faith; no striving is needed. We have a choice about how to live, but our quality of
life depends on whether we choose to live under the old or the new covenant.