DAY 3: Jesus Fulfills Old Testament Prophecies
On Day 1, we read that the primary role of a prophet was to speak on behalf of God. Sometimes this meant that a prophet would talk about the future. This isn’t to be confused with a modern-day fortune teller. Instead, it was a message about real events which – according to God – would take place.
The Old Testament mentions dozens of these prophets who spoke on behalf of God to His people. And many of these prophets spoke a message from God about a Savior, or a Messiah, who would come to save His people.
One statistician has noted that the odds of having one person fulfill just 8 of the 300 prophecies in the Old Testament would be 1 in 1017. That’s 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. To put this in perspective, it would be enough to cover the state of Texas two feet deep in silver dollars. The odds of walking through this mess of coins and picking up the one that was marked differently than all others, would be inconceivable. Yet Jesus fulfilled not just 8 of these Old Testament Prophecies. He fulfilled them all.
READING & JOURNALING:
How regularly do you pause to consider how remarkable it is that Jesus fulfilled so many Old Testament prophecies?
Which verse or verses in Isaiah 53 stands out to you most?
Heavenly Father, it’s not often that I truly reflect on Old Testament prophecies and consider that Jesus fulfilled them all. Today, it’s simply my desire to reflect on the awe of wonder of Jesus. May I continue to know Him more and more each and every day. I pray in His holy name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible in 260 Days (5 Days a week, 52 Weeks a year). It is a separate reading from the above devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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