1. I love this for God never intended His Word to intimidate us. Yes, He means it to convict and change which might mean intimidate for some. But I love the Old Testament. I also love it that you share your being a Messianic Jew and what that means. I have spend some time pondering being Messianic and Jewish, even reading Stern’s Jewish Study Bible. I love the language of it, the names of God and His people used throughout. It is a powerful and beautiful way to read God’s Word.
    Continue to follow His call upon your life, teaching us all that you learn. Praising Him for you.

    1. Thank you so very much! Yes I love all of Stern’s Bibles and how he uses the Hebrew names. I try to use that translation as much as I can when I read. It really is beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

  2. I know I’m a crazy one, but I LOVE the OT! I am currently reading through it in my daily Bible reading — isn’t everyone this time of year? I even find the geology fascinating! Just a couple days ago I was reading genealogy in Genesis, one unpronounceable name after another, and then, right there in the middle, the Bible throws in something like, “These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys of Zibeon his father” (Genesis 36:24). I had to laugh. Why was it important to record that he “found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys?’ IDK I just found it somewhat humorous. Thanks for this post and for emphasizing the importance of the OT. It IS still relevant and always will be! We have a post going live Friday morning about its importance. Maybe it’s just on everyone’s minds this time of year.

    Pinned & tweeted.

    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements, friend!

    1. I often wonder those things as well! I guess that is what happens when the writers not only captured the Word of God but amazing history as well. I know the Hebrews often identified people that way because of the lack of last names so they would often call someone by “son of….” or “the one who..” I do find it humorous as well how detailed it can get!! Thank you so much for sharing and for commenting!!

  3. I’ve been in the Old Testament now for a couple of years and just finished Ruth. I have been taking my time this go around, savoring everything about it. I confess, in my early years as a Believer, I saw the “Old Testament God” more as a task master, but this go around, I see God’s amazing love, patience and provision all of which point to Christ. References to Christ and who He will be to us are found as early as Genesis and all the way through.

    ALL Scripture is God breathed and profitable for teaching and reproof. Amen!

    I love the Word of God.

    Thanks for sharing these insights and reminding us that the Old Testament speaks of Grace just as much as the New Testament.

    1. Thank you so much Karen! And I am so glad that you are taking the time to really savor the Old Testament. It really is so full of God’s love and His grace and mercy toward us. And Amen! ALL scripture! Well said!!

  4. I’m an Italian Neocatechumenal Christian. We read a lot the old testament, quite more than the new one, allow me to say! And I totally love it. It brings me back to our roots, it’s full of poetry and useful advice for everyday life. We usually open the Bible casually after a pray to find comfort in the words of God, it really help!

    1. Yes it does! It is truly full of so many wonderful things! Thank you so much for sharing your love of it with us!

  5. Pingback: God's Promises in Genesis - Study Your Bible Now
  6. Wow! You made the case for both Messianic Judiaism and Yeshuah as the Promised Maschiach in the Tanach beautifully! Better than any rabbi I have heard in 25 years as a Messianic Sephardic Jew!
    I was researching whether the Old Covenant still applies to Messianic Jews now and, in particular to crypto-Jews.
    I’d be very interested in your opinion.
    Thanks. Blessings in Yeshuah
    David Murillo

    1. Thank you so much David. I so appreciate your kind words and while I am not that familiar with crypto-Jews, I would be happy to see what I can find out and give you my opinion on it. It has not been in the realm of my research or personal knowledge but happy to explore it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.