Now I will not attempt to answer this question because whatever the true answer is, it just does not apply to anyone living under the New Covenant. It is impossible to compare anyone who was living under the Old Covenant to anyone one living under the New Covenant.
Under the Old Covenant, God commanded mankind to walk in all of God's His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the LORD God with all their heart and with all their soul.
Under the New Covenant, God gave mankind this required love.
Deuteronomy 30:6, "And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live."
Under the Old, God demanded perfect obedience.
Under the New, He provides this obedience.
Ezek. 36:25-27, "Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A New heart also will I give you, and a New spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them."
Under the Old God demanded a New heart.
Under the New, God gives a New heart.
Under the Old, God demanded mankind to be Holy and Righteous.
Under the New, Christ made men Holy and Righteous.
Under the Old, sin was only covered but the person was never free of guilt or shame.
Under the New, Christ removes all sin and men are cleansed and made perfect by His Blood.
Under the Old, the Holy Spirit would come and go.
Under the New, the person of the Holy Spirit is a constant and permanent abiding presence within us.
Under the New, we have Christ Himself actually living and dwelling inside us with His sworn oath that He will NEVER leave us or forsake us under any condition!
The New Covenant is a New a living way that is far superior to the Old.
The Old could never make man truly righteous, Holy, Perfect or a New Creation.
The truth is, that God never intended the Old Covenant to do that.
Only Christ Himself has done this for us.
Let us embrace and enjoy Him on a daily basis.
I could go on and to show the differences between the old and the New Covenant but this should be sufficient for now.