It took me a really long time to see the importance of why we need to read the Old Testament with the Messiah in mind. This was probably because I once viewed the Gospel as a “surface topic.” I thought it was, of course, important… or so I “thought”.
But I desired to “go deeper” with topics like sanctification and holiness. I missed out on a lot, and my love for the Gospel was not where it should have been. What I know now is if I view the Gospel improperly and not as important then I will never understand sanctification or holiness properly. And up until last year, I’m sad to admit, I didn’t really understand. This led me to a lot of problems in legalism.
The Gospel is everything.
I’ve made it a recent mission this year to try to incorporate the Gospel more into my posts.(See Posts: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith? & Answers to Gospel Questions)
It’s been interesting to see how little we tend to know of the Gospel. How little we use the Gospel to apply to our life. We tend to seek life application out of the Bible. But the reality is we need the truth of God’s word to apply to our life. It’s not secretive, rather, we lack reading in context, in order. We lack the proper tools to know how to apply scripture to our life. (See: Bible Study Tips | The Four R’s Of Bible Studying) This leads us into problems.
So much of false Christianity is about seeking God and answers from God outside of scripture, or twisting scripture to make it what we want it to sound like. This false Christianity leads us to receive various answers on how to live as Christians, and what it even means to be a “Christian” (some would say we do not even have to follow Christ to be a Christian).
But, my friends, when we are looking at scripture, particularly with the Gospel as our core focus, we begin to see how everything points to Jesus Christ. We start to see how everything in scripture makes sense, including the parts that, at one time, may not have made as much sense.
So, I want to invite you to join me on a new series. I want to look at various portions of the Old Testament to see the need for the Savior. And I’ll leave you with this preview to consider.
Every time you see the word good or righteous in the Old Testament, you should be seeing the need for Christ.
(ESV) Romans 3:10-11, “as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.“
We will be covering this in the next post of the series. 🙂
See you then! (Update: I will be adding the posts of the series here as they are published.)
Scripture To Memorize/Meditate On – (ESV) Romans 5:08, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Community Prayer – April ‘21
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