Many of us may have been taught that we must work hard to please God, so that He will do something good for us. This reflects the old-covenant mindset of the Law of Moses, which is a performance-based agreement. However, we are no longer under the law, but under grace. Under the new covenant of grace, the focus is not on what we do, but on faith in what Jesus Christ already did. We will never understand God’s true nature if we look at Him through the lens of the law. We can only see Him as He is when we look at Him through the lens of Jesus, who perfectly reflects God’s nature. God loves us and wants the type of personal relationship with us that was unavailable in the Old Testament; knowing Him intimately transforms our lives.