The Scriptures Are About Jesus

It’s obvious to everyone that the New Testament is about Jesus Christ.  What’s less obvious is that the Old Testament is about Him, too.  When Jesus walked the earth, and the New Testament did not yet exist, Jesus said that the Scriptures bore witness of Him (John 5:39, 46).  ‘

Upon being raised from the dead, Jesus made known to His disciples just how extensively the Old Testament wrote of Him (Luke 24: 25-27, 44-45).

(I should say parenthetically that when you read or hear the Scriptures speaking of Jesus, it does something to your heart:  Luke 24:32.)

Years later, Paul would remind Timothy that the Old Testament leads nowhere else but to faith in Christ (2 Timothy 3:14-15). 

In his first letter, Peter made clear that the Old Testament was not written primarily for the sake of people in Old Testament times but rather to reveal and bear witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:10-13).  In his second letter, written just before his death, Peter stressed that the apostles’ eyewitness testimony made the words of the Old Testament even more sure (2 Peter 1:15-21).

(Let me say parenthetically again that it is the Holy Spirit who does that something in your heart:  2 Peter 1:20-21.  Only He inspired the Scriptures; only He can interpret them.  And He always interprets them to us as a disclosure of Jesus.)

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.

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