Why We Need the Old Testament
The Old Testament is less frequently read and preached than the New. In today’s reading, Paul tells us why those thirty nine books from Genesis to Malachi were given and why we still need them.
Today’s reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12:11
Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:11-13
Don’t neglect the means of grace including the Old Testament.
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
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