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.