Did you know that the first letter of Genesis 1:1 and the last letter of Deuteronomy 34:12 spells “heart”?
In Hebrew, the first letter of Genesis 1:1 is Resh ר
The last letter of Deuteronomy 34:12 (last verse of the Torah) is Lamed ל
When you put those two letter together, לר, it spells heart.
The Torah (1st five books of the Bible) is literally the heart of God.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” - John 1:14
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life but what/who is Jesus?
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14
Ok, so Jesus is the Word of God and is full of grace and truth.
But grace is only found in the New Testament, right? So, the Word that Jesus is must only be from the New Testament…
And Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” - Luke 4:4
If man will live by every word of God that must mean the entire Bible (that is if you believe the Bible is the word of God). Thus, Jesus is not only the New Testament but also the Tanakh (Old Testament). But Jesus died so we don’t have to live by the Old Testament rules, right?
For I am the LORD, I change not. - Malachi 3:6
And why would he change? God is the creator of all things and his ways are perfect. So, why would he change his mind on how we are to live our lives?
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life but he’s also the complete Word of the Most High. Therefore, the complete Word of God (Old Testament and New Testament) is the way, the truth, and the life.
If you’re only reading the New Testament you’re missing out on 3/4 of what the Messiah says is the way, the truth, and the life.