If you believed Moses, you would believe me
For he wrote about me.
But if you do not believe what he wrote
How will you believe what I say?
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets
He interpreted to them
The things about himself in all the scriptures. …
Then he said to them
“These are my words that I spoke to you
While I was still with you –
That everything written about me
In the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms
Must be fulfilled.
Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. …
– John 5:46-47; Luke 24:27; 44-45
When was the last time that you read the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms, to see how Yeshua fulfilled scripture. You don’t have to abandon reading the B’rit Hadashah (New Testament) for encouragement in your walk. However, it is foolishness to not include reading the foundation on which the B’rit Hadashah rests, and in which a living portrait of our promised Saviour is revealed.
Many people say the Hebrew Bible is difficult to read, which is why very few book clubs suggest it as choice reading. It is difficult to read, if you read without direction. But to those Yeshua spoke with who were searching the scriptures for eternal life, to those He spoke with on the road to Emmaus, and later speaking to those disciples to whom He appeared post-resurrection, He not only pointed out where to begin reading, He clearly stated the progression to take in His book club.
Allow your mind to be opened by Yeshua as you read. You will receive the gift of a deeper understanding of Him as you seek Him in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms. You shall also receive the gift of a deeper understanding of the Root of our faith.
The Lord is coming!