Category Archives: Importance of the Old Testament

December 19 – Importance of the Old Testament – Appreciating God’s Grace

Read Jonah 3:1-4:11 A story we all know too well from Sunday school is that of Jonah…not to mention the song that goes with it. When we think of the Old Testament, we may not think of a “man of … Continue reading

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December 18 – Importance of the Old Testament – Emptiness of Pursuing Anything Other than God

Read Jeremiah 2:9-13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug cisterns that cannot hold water.” (Jeremiah 2:13) It’s like leaving Niagara Falls for a leaky, cracked water tower. Or … Continue reading

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December 17 – Importance of the Old Testament – Introduced to the Messiah

Read Isaiah 52:13—53:12 On the day that Jesus rose from the dead, He spoke of the value of Old Testament words like those in today’s reading. He was traveling along with two disappointed men headed to Emmaus. The men were … Continue reading

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December 16 – Importance of the Old Testament – The Price of Sin

Read Leviticus 4:1-35 and Hebrews 9:16-28 I sat across the table from my mother-in-law at an Olive Garden in Sebring, Florida during a recent visit to my wife’s hometown. I try to make it a point to spend some one-on-one … Continue reading

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December 15 – Importance of the Old Testament – God’s Passion for People and the Nations

Read Genesis 12:1-3 Every four years, I really enjoy the Olympics. I love seeing the talent in every sport from the track and field events to gymnastics to archery. And, I have to admit, I enjoy cheering for Team USA. … Continue reading

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December 14 – Importance of the Old Testament – We Understand What’s Wrong…

Read Genesis 3:1-24 If you read the news headlines, you are likely reminded of more that is wrong in the world than what is right. There are tensions between political parties, between races, and between nations. You might hear news … Continue reading

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December 13 – Importance of the Old Testament – We Meet the God Who Created Us

Read Genesis 1:1-31 When you think of meeting someone important, do you think of how you might look and what you might say? One time, I was meeting some important people from my husband’s office for dinner. Oh, the agony … Continue reading

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