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What is the New Testament

Reading Daily Bible Verses Will Help You Gain Bible Insights

The Bible can be intimidating for beginners. However, the Bible can actually be easily understood. Reading daily Bible verses in the New Testament is a rewarding pursuit. It provides spiritual nourishment, just as food provides physical nourishment.
Important Bible insights

The Bible contains 66 books that are divided into the Old and New Testaments (39 books in the Old Testament; 27 in the New Testament). All of these books are combined together to form one long story.

The first book of the Bible is Genesis, which includes the account of the creation of the world. Adam and Eve sin against God in Genesis chapter 3. Since then, sin has been a problem in the world.

The rest of the Bible focuses primarily on three aspects:

1. God’s promise to bring about a solution to the problem of ‘sin’. (Jesus)
2. God’s provision of this solution (Jesus)
3. God’s plan to make all things new again (new heavens and the new earth). p>

Old Testament and New Testament

The word “testament” also means “covenant.” These may seem like scary words because they are not used in modern English. They refer to a contractual agreement between two parties (in this case, God and man).

In the Old Testament, God makes a number of covenants with man. God promises Abraham that through Abraham, the people of the earth would receive blessings (Gen. 22:18). God also promises the Israelites blessings for obedience (Deut. 28:1-2). God promises David a king to sit on his throne forever (2 Sam. 7:12).

All of these covenants find their fulfillment in the New Testament (covenant). Jesus comes from the line of Abraham, and the earth is blessed through Jesus Christ. Jesus fulfilled the law of Moses perfectly. Jesus is also from the line of David and is the Promised One who will sit upon David’s throne as King.

Simply put, the New Testament is the fulfillment of the Old Testament

  • Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (the Gospels) all tell the story of Jesus’ time on earth. They speak about His birth, His life, His death, and His resurrection. They also contain much of Jesus’ teaching and guidance for us.

  • The book of Acts begins after Christ’s resurrection and after Christ returns to heaven. The Holy Spirit is given to believers in this book, which is one of the defining marks of the New Testament. Acts also tells the reader how the church began.

  • Romans-Jude gives clear instructions for God’s people to apply to their lives.

  • Revelation is a prophetic book that tells of Jesus Christ’s awaited return.

Daily Bible reading is important. In so doing, you will gain new insights and understanding through which God gives you faith, hope, and encouragement. More importantly, you will come to know Jesus so that your belief in Him will have meaning.

Read Old Testament verses of the day by clicking here.

Read daily New Testament Bible verses of the day here to gain valuable new bible insights!