Unbeknown to many, in the Bible, there is no cut-off between the Old Testament and the New. When Jesus came to this earth, there was only the Old Testament from which Jesus read, studied, and then taught, preached and healed throughout the land of Israel.
Some say that the Old Testament was done away when the New Testament came in. Others say that some portions of it became irrelevant. Many believe that we no longer need to read the thirty-nine books of the ancient scriptures which make up almost two-thirds of the Word of God.
But how can anyone do away with history or any part of God’s Word in history? How can we understand the other third of any book without the first major portion? And how can we omit the references of Jesus to the Old Testament? Following are seven good reasons why the Old Testament is still relevant today.