I really liked this picture my pastor painted of the difference between the covenant God made with the Israelites and the covenant made in the new testament.
The OT covenant was made at mt Sinai when Moses went up to get the 10 commandments. There was wind and thunder and lightening and the people stood at the bottom of the mountain. If they had even touched the foot of the mountain they would have died because of the holiness of God. They had no right to approach.
The NT covenant was made at around a table, wine and bread was served. Jesus bent down at the washed the feet of his beloved.
How blessed are we that God sent his on for us. Amen.