I. The new covenant is here declared to be superior to the old covenant by virtue of its
establishment upon better promises. HEB 8:6.
II. Some promises of God are conditioned upon the performance of the people to whom He makes them. If the condition be not met, God may break His promise.
A. The old covenant was based on this type of promise: one which required the faith and
obedience of its heirs. A promised land was theirs IF they fulfilled a condition of continual faith. HEB 3:18-19.