Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 195/260: Read 2 Corinthians 3

Notice the reverence with which Paul speaks of the old covenant. He says it was “glorious.” In other passages, he calls it our “schoolmaster” or “tutor” (Galatians 3:24) which leads us to Christ. And that is where the true understanding of the Old Testament lies: in the light of the life of Jesus Christ.

The most valuable aspect of the Law of Moses was that it guided genuine seekers to the One who was able to do what the Law never could. The old covenant is called “the ministry of condemnation” by the apostle because it did not have the power to save. But the new covenant—the gospel of Christ, the “ministry of righteousness”—“exceeds much more in glory.”

The old law, though glorious, no longer has authority over the people of God. The new law is “what remains.” That is the standard by which we must live, for that is the standard by which we will be judged on the last day (John 12:48).

Do you want to understand the Old Testament? Read it through the eyes of one who believes in Jesus, “because the veil is taken away in Christ.”

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

1 Corinthians 15:58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Pray

Pray for wisdom when studying the Scriptures.

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