In the wilderness, the Hebrews received manna as they needed it, water from a rock, protection in need. They also experienced the absence of God when their faith failed.
Jesus introduced the cup of a new covenant in his blood. For what? What is the meaning of being in covenant relationship with God today?
Hear O Israel, The Lord your God is one. You are to love The Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind.
We are created in the very image of God. As Imago Dei, the way we treat the rest of creation (all of it) is a direct reflection of our respect and love for our Creator. The way we treat the rest of creation reflects how we keep covenant.
Thank God for grace, eh? Because we are not very good at loving the rest of creation.
No. We fail daily to live into the new covenant. And God continues to reach out. I imagine with frustrated tears.
Forgive us, we know not what we do. No. We do not.