2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
On day two of Christmas, we are reminded of the two testaments of the Holy Bible. The entire Bible is about God’s covenants with His people. The Old Testament (old covenant) describes God’s promises to protect and prosper His Chosen People, the Jews; their part of the covenant was to follow God’s laws. But on their own, people cannot follow the law perfectly. The New Testament describes God’s new covenant with His people—He sent His Only Son to be born as a baby, live as a man who was fully man and fully God, die on the cross to pay the price for the sins of the whole world, and rise from the dead to give us eternal life with God. All we have to do is accept Jesus as our Savior and surrender our will to His. What an amazing gift! A treasure beyond words!
Thank You, Lord, for the Old and the New Covenants, and for the unsurpassable gift of eternal life. In Jesus’s name. Amen.