Why do we as Christians read and study the Old Testament? What is the importance of the Old Testament? Is it still relevant for us today so many thousands of years after these events took place? The answer to these questions and any other questions about the Old Testament can be summed up in one word: Jesus.

Then he said to them, “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” (Luke 24:44)

This one, small, easily missed verse at the very end of the Gospel of Luke is a perfect explanation of the concept of “The Unity of Scripture”. Both the Old and New Testaments are dependent upon on each other to communicate to mankind the fullness of the message of the Lord’s love for us. The fullness of love which can also be found in Jesus, the eternal Word of God (see John 1:1).