I was speaking to a sister in the Lord today and we were discussing the various parts of the Bible and their relevance to us.
Of course we should be reading the whole of the Bible, as from the first verse to the last we are reading about Jesus and His finished work.
However not everything in the Bible is meant for us to be taken literally.
In fact for us as believers living under grace most of the Bible is not for us, as most of it was written under the Old Covenant.
Most of what Jesus said was pre-cross so it was also said to people living under the Old Covenant.
In the Book of Acts we see the believers told how to act as a church, and one of the things they were to do was to continue stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine (Acts 2 v 42).
This tells us the part of the Word that is for us as New Covenant believers.
If we are looking for the part of the Word to live by we should not be looking at the Old Testament, we should not even be looking to the Gospels, we should be looking to the New Testament epistles.
The epistles were written to the New Covenant church so they are written to you!
Of course we need to study the whole Word, but we must not take it all literally.
We need to rightly divide the Word, knowing which sections are written for us to take literally.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, thank you for the pictures, types and shadows and thank you for the sections written directly to me”.
Acts 2 v 42…..And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers