Believing it All
“This I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, having a hope in God…” (Acts 24:14–15 ESV)
Believing in Jesus is not setting aside the voice of the Law and Prophets, all of the Old Testament. No, it is hearing that voice speaking of Jesus. Each and every promise, every interaction between God and man, the burden of the Law, the hope of a coming king, each covenant; it all points to Christ.
Here is Paul claiming belief of it all before Felix and appealing to Rome for safety. This too is our confession as we belong to the Way, as followers of Jesus, we believe everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, having hope in God, because we know it reveals Christ.
Moses was speaking of him and every prophetic vision is accomplished in him. It all is meant to show us Christ all the more clearly. And we get to rejoice in every jot and tittle because it is all about our Savior.
How might this impact your life today? Since all of Scripture is revealing Christ, as we read each page we can get excited that Jesus was foretold or a problem uncovered that he would correct. There is no pointless story or boring lineage. It all matters.
Then in the same way we can see his involvement in all things. Jesus involved in all parts of our lives, not just a paragraph in the story but the unifying character that keeps the whole story together. So not only is Esther different to read, but so is your days and weeks and years. It is all playing out under Christ’s control and to bring him glory.
Believing it all is about believing all the more in Jesus. This changes everything and makes all of life worthwhile.
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