When Paul wrote about “living” and “dying” (Romans 14:7-8), he was speaking primarily on our relationship to God. In the previous verses (vv. 1.4), however, he had dealt with how one should consider “him that is weak in the faith,” being careful not to judge him unjustly. Let’s look at three Christian relationships. THE CHRISTIAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO GOD On this relationship the prophet Jeremiah was surely speaking when he prophesied that there would he a new covenant in which all, from the least to the greatest would know God (Jeremiah 31:31-34). New Testament writers show that the new covenant was in existence and that they and all other Christians were a part of it. Under this covenant the word “new” is applied in a number of Scriptures in various concepts. Please read the following Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:15; Hebrews 12:24; Romans 6:4. Also read Hebrews 9:15; 2 Corinthians 3:6; and Hebrews 10:20. In the New Covenant we find a number of words which express the new relationship we have with God (Jeremiah 31:33). God had been the God of His people in the former Covenant, but under the New Covenant it was different: all things became new: the kingdom the way to get into the kingdom, the sacrifice, the worship, the promises, and the rewards for service rendered. In the new relationship, God’s child is an heir: and heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). As a part of God’s spiritual flock, the Christian is a sheep, and under the New Covenant. Christ is the Shepherd (Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 5:4. Paul in his letter to the Colossians reminded the owners of slaves to give them that which was just and equal because of this relationship (Colossians 4:1). If Christ is our Master, we are His servants, just as James, Paul, and all other Christian were in the first century church (James 1:1: Romans 1:1). Under the New Covenant the Christian an ever wear the name “sons God,” with the assurance that God will care for them as His children, both here and hereafter (1 John 3:1-2). When we read of the Father’s house with many mansions” (John 14:2) and of a crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8), we know that it is not all of life to live, nor all of death to die. What could be more beautiful than a Father-Son or a Father-daughter relationship with God?