Read: Hebrews 8:1-13 again.
- According to verse 7, what made it necessary for God to make a new covenant?
- According to verse 8, what specifically kept the old covenant from being effective? Was the problem in the covenant or was it somewhere else?
- Verses 8b-12 quote from Jeremiah 31:31-34. The first part of this quotation in Hebrews 8:8b-9a says that God is going to make a new covenant in the future. Do you think this was future to Israel in Jeremiah’s day only or is it still future? Explain your answer.
- According to verse 9b, what was the result of the first covenant—both for the people and for God?