In the Old Testament, the focus was on performing; in the New Testament, the focus is on faith. What’s necessary is not faith in our own performance, but in Jesus’ perfect performance and what He has already done. This is what positions us to receive the blessings promised in the Bible. The Gospel of Grace emphasizes the link between belief and obedience; as Christians, we mustn’t stumble and fall back into thinking that our works are more important than our faith in Christ. With this in mind, we must abandon the self-efforts that religion demands from us and simply trust in Jesus.