The First Verse Makes All the Rest Necessary

Read the Bible in a year by reading Matthew 1 today.
Do we have to read the Old Testament? Do we have to read the New Testament? Yes,
we have to read both and the opening verse of the New Testament reveals why.
Matthew wrote, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the
Son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1).
Who is Jesus Christ? Well, He is the son of David and the son of Abraham? Who
were they? Why is it significant that this Holy Book declares that Jesus Christ
is a descendant of these two men? The only way to answer those questions is to
read all thirty-nine books of the Old Testament. They will reveal to you that
David, Abraham, and many other great people of the Old Testament were expecting
Someone special to come into the world. He is known as the Christ or the
Messiah.
Once He arrived, the New Testament reveals fully just how significant He is.
Both Testaments are about Jesus Christ. If this Book is from heaven, and if it
is all about Jesus Christ, and if I am a creation of the God of heaven, then
what is my connection to Jesus Christ? Should not my life be all about Him? Yes,
it should be.

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Don Ruhl

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