Old Testament (entire); John 5:39
The canonical Bible, which is the version you probably own and read, is essentially the story of God creating humans, and then choosing a people – the Israelites – to have a relationship with Him (the Old Testament). The New Testament is the story of our Lord Jesus, the One who came to show the world who God really is and HOW to have that pure, wonderful relationship with our Father and His children (which is all of us). Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life God wants for all of us.
Questions for further thought:
1. Do we often remember that God Himself created us FOR Him from the beginning?
2. Do we remember that God Himself DIED for us in order for Him to HAVE that original relationship?
Challenge: Start thinking back to the very beginning of time, and think about the majesty and love that God is simply by deciding that we needed to be created. Then, ponder the fact that we, though sinful, are still His greatest desire to be with and know Him as the amazing Father that He is and always has been. Pray for that peaceful reflection today!
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