Hope for Now & the Not Yet

“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.” -Jeremiah 31:31

In the book of Jeremiah, we find repeatedly this message of sin, judgement, and destruction. But toward the middle of this book (Jeremiah 30:1-33:26), we find a message of hope and restoration, and this all culminates in the description of the New Covenant.

But why should we be concerned or even care about a New Covenant made with the nations of Israel and Judah thousands of years ago?