Dave and I just began a Bible study on the Torah – the first five books of the Bible. What is new and different to us is that we will be studying the books from a Jewish perspective. We just went to the introductory class and we are really excited to see how this perspective will open up the Word of God. Our leaders explained some of the connections that will be made to the New Testament when you have studied the Torah in this way.
I am reminded that the Old Testament can be a hard read, let alone to study it deeply. It is a challenge. However, don’t ever neglect the study of these Books of the Law or any portion of the Old Testament. It is deep and rich with treasure well worth digging for.
While there may be plenty of times you can declare, “Out with the old and in with the new”, when it comes to Bible study – PLEASE don’t throw out the Old Testament and only concentrate on the New Testament! Both the Old and New are worth studying and will deepen your faith and relationship with Jesus.
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.