Approach: Learning how Gentiles are entitled to the New Covenant by examining the wide context behind the apostle Paul's explanation.

Hermeneutic objective: Practicing good observation, working through figurative speech, and learning another method of discovering the meaning of difficult words.

Theological objective: Although the Old Covenant was made with the children of Israel, the New Covenant, through Jesus Christ, broke the separation that once existed between Jew and Gentile; whether Jew or Gentile, salvation is available for all those who have faith in Jesus Christ. God's promise to Abraham to be God to his descendants indicated that the descendants of Abraham were those who had a genuine faith in God.