The ONE THING for today

Should Christians Really Count on the Old Testament?

This is day-2 of reading some of my most widely read blogs.  As I read back over this one I was a little surprised that this one would make the list, after all, there’s nothing really profound about what I wrote (why does that surprise me!) 🙂

Could it be that people need to be reminder that there is absolute truth in which they can build their lives?

  • Acts 13:47 (NKJV)  For so the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

You can learn a lot about a person by observing whom they quote.  For example, in today’s devotional verse Paul is quoting Isaiah 49:6.  In other words, he is using the Old Testament to back up his argument.  I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but I felt prompted to remind you that the founders of the Christian faith – beginning with Christ himself – accepted the Old Testament as the divinely inspired, holy word of God.  Matter of fact, what we refer to as the “Old Testament” was their bible.bible-Sunlight

My point is this: the Old Testament as well as the New Testaments is vitally important.  I know that reading through some of the arcane passages in the Old Testament can be a challenge.  But I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Old Testament.  It was Jesus’ “bible” as well as the apostles and the early church.  The more you come to know and understand both the Old and New Testament the more you will come to understand that behind the many authors and many centuries there is One hand guiding it all – and that One is none other than the God of the Universe, revealed to us in Jesus Christ.  When you hold your Bible and read it, you are holding a miracle, the greatest treasure in all the world: a personal message from God.  What an honor!

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