Skip to comments.Think the Old Testament ain't for Today
Posted on 06/12/2012 4:55:47 PM PDT by destinedforheaven
The Old Testament is alive and well. There's no question that some of the happenings are more difficult to understand, but I put together a list of 10 POWER VERSES I just love from the Old Testament. Feel free to head over to my post - and I'd love to hear your favorite verse(s) to.
Some of them I memorized as a child that stuck with me thankfully through the years. Memorization isnt my cup of tea, so I have these written out on a card for quick access. Numerous other powerful verses are found especially in the Psalms and book of Proverbs. If you have any you would like to add to this list please do so below.
Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Joshua 24:15b As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
1 Samuel 16:7b The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance, but the Lord...
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>>>Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.>>>
Thanks for posting. I see 2 posts have been deleted. Who here doesn’t like the Old Testament? If you don’t like it, don’t look and move along.
Love the Old Testament. Can’t pick one favorite, but Proverbs 16 sure has a lot to say about the mess we are surely in here in America.
I love the OT. Generally, it foreshadows Jesus. One must remember that the chosen nation of Israel had to grow in their covenant relationship with God, just as we individuals must grow in our relationship with Christ. Otherwise, there was no reason to wait to send Christ into the world. The OT contains great wisdom and insight, and it teaches us many, many valuable things about the Trinity.
This verse has helped me through difficult times in my life.
Another OT fan here. Christians who only read the NT are missing out.
Christians read the Old Testament to learn about the coming of the Messiah. Christians read the New Testament to learn the Messiahs message and the birth of Christianity. The New Testament scriptures appeared 400 hundred years after the Old Testament went silent.
Jews read the first five books of Old Testament to learn the Hebrew laws. Jews read the remainder of the Old Testament to learn Hebrew history, Hebrew poetry, and the words of the Major and Minor Prophets before the Old Testament went silent for 400 years.
A couple of passages of Old Testament poetry I favor :
Proverbs 14:7 - Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Ecclesiastes 10:2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left