Genesis Points to Jesus Part 1

Luke 24:27 – And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

Some people prefer the New Testament to the Old Testament because they wrongly believe that only the New Testament is about Jesus. However, it was Jesus Himself who taught that the Old Testament was primarily about Him.

In John 5:39-40, while arguing with the theologians in His day, Jesus chastised them saying, “You diligently study the Scriptures [Old Testament] because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” And in John 5:46 Jesus said, “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.”

Following His Resurrection, Luke 24:27 records an occasion where Jesus opened the Old Testament to teach about Himself saying, “And beginning with Moses [this included Genesis] and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Likewise, in Luke 24:44-45, in speaking to His disciples we read that, “He said to them, ‘This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses [this included Genesis], the Prophets and the Psalms.’ Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.”

Simply, when Genesis is rightly interpreted, it reveals Jesus. Therefore, to help you see Jesus, we will look at Scriptures in Genesis over the next couple of days that point to Jesus starting in tomorrow’s devo.

Before we get into specific examples of how Genesis points to Jesus, are there any that come to mind from reading this amazing book so far?

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