What is the difference between the old economy and the new? This sermon looks at what Paul here teaches on this matter. In the context he is urging the need for perserverance by believers. In Chapter 11 he effectively said if OT believers perservered with all the difficulties they faced, then there is no reason why you cannot. Consider he says the advantages you have in comparison. What are those advantages? These verses set out in a awesome way what the spiriutal blessings are enjoyed by Believers. Blessings enjoyed in the OT though obscurely revealed, and enjoyed in the NT more clearly revealed. Pauls aim is to thrill the Believer and to persuade them why they must and will perservere.