Learning to Love the Old Testament

Earlier in the week, my family and I drove to Dollywood for a day of fun. On the way there, I pulled out my Bible to read for awhile. I had just finished studying through Deuteronomy, and I contemplated where I wanted to go next. I decided on the book of Hebrews.

The first few verses struck me.

“At many times and in many ways, God spoke long ago to the fathers through the prophets. In these last days He has spoken to us through a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom He created the universe. This Son is the radiance of His glory and the imprint of His being, upholding all things by His powerful word.”

Hebrews 1:1-3 TLV

Wow! These verses are powerful!

While I still am very much a Biblical student and have so much to learn, I am grateful that over the past few years I believe the Lord has shown me how relevant the Old Testament is to my life today. It is God’s Word. Our God is unchangeable, and we can grow so much in our faith by studying what God spoke to His people through the prophets.

For I am the Lord, I change not.”

Malachi 3:6

He doesn’t change His mind. So instead of deeply studying church history to discern the way He wants me to live, I stick to the Scriptures.

We are living in the last days, friends. He has now also spoken to us through His Son. We can read the words of Yeshua (Jesus), and glean so much wisdom as to how to live our lives.

The Son is the imprint of the Father. He and the Father are One. I know that I can read the Torah and the Prophets, and learn so much about Jesus because He is the exact imprint of Yahweh.

I love how I can see the Son when I read the Old Testament Scriptures.

This is one of the reasons why I believe the Sabbath is still the seventh day of the week. I don’t see in Scripture where our Unchangeable God changed His mind about this.

The waters begin to get murky when we start reading extra-Biblical church history which explains away some of the most important Biblical principles there are.

I think so often we want to fit God into our own cultural box and understanding, instead of conforming to His ways. I’ve struggled with this in the past, and I still struggle with it at times. Life would be so much easier if I believed we can conform God’s principles to our culture, instead of the other way around.

But instead, I’ve learned that desiring truth without compromise is exceedingly better than what our cultural Christianity has to offer.

God’s Ways are always better!

I hope you have a lovely day with your families, friends. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. May God bless you.

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