The Whole Bible is Relevant
The Old Testament points to Christ and the New Testament is all about His love and sacrifice for you.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
– 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV
It is essential to study the whole Bible, not only the New Testament, but the Old Testament as well. In a world filled with rapid change and shifting cultural norms, the foundation of your faith often lies in understanding the timeless truths of the Bible as a whole. The Old Testament is a treasure trove of wisdom, history and prophecies that form the bedrock of belief.
In the beginning, Genesis unveils the Creator’s breathtaking craftsmanship, creating the universe with divine precision and care. This act of creation underscores the intricate exchange between God and humanity, as a reminder that you are an integral part of God’s grand design.
You are an integral part of God’s grand design from the beginning.
The narrative takes a sorrowful turn as Adam and Eve succumbed to temptation and rebellion in Genesis 3. As they ate from the forbidden tree, sin entered the world, shattering the once-perfect relationship between God and His creation. The ramifications of this fall reverberate throughout human history, manifesting in broken relationships, moral decay and the inherent need for redemption.
The Old Testament speaks of God’s unwavering commitment to restore His relationship with humanity. Through prophetic whispers, such as Isaiah 53:5, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities” (ESV), the anticipation of a Savior and the need for Him, who would bear the weight of sin and offer reconciliation with God, becomes clear. This foreshadowing of Christ’s redemptive work ties the Old Testament and the New Testament together in a beautiful symphony of grace.
If you haven’t spent much time in the Old Testament, challenge yourself to begin to study the inspired Word of God from the beginning.
Today’s One Thing
Read the first two chapters of Genesis to whet your appetite for God’s true account from the very beginning.