This is how the grace of God works. This is how God works all things together for our good (Rom. 8:28). Through Israel’s turning away from following after God, the rest of the world was now being provided with the opportunity to enter into a covenant relationship with God in like manner as Israel had generations before. At a later point, Israel also will partake of this covenant of grace as it is an extension of that which was established at Mount Sinai in the Book of Exodus. There was no ending of the covenant of the law, but a transition into the next phase of God’s original plan of redemption. Christ, Himself, said,
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Mt. 5:17,18).
We see that the embodiment of all that is within the law and grace will not be fulfilled completely (according to the words spoken by Christ Himself) until some point described later in the Revelation given by the Lord Jesus unto the Apostle John (20:11; 21:1).
Therefore, in order to understand how God’s grace works, we must also have an understanding of the law. The one cannot be separated from the other. We must treat the Bible as a collective whole instead of treating the Old and New Testament as separate and individual pieces which speak to completely different people about completely different things. It is not…for we are all one and the same…#thinkonthesethings