Saturday, November 18, 2006

Today's random thought

I was thinking today that considering Jesus was Jewish, not Christian, a lot of Christians (myself most definately included) probably don't understand what Christianity is really based on. I know I spend a lot of time reading the New Testament, but I don't really understand the Old. I don't understand the culture, the practices, the significance of the different feasts and festivals and sacrifices, the rituals...a lot of which God put into place for the Jews. I think I really need to check this stuff out. Yes, Jesus came to fulfill the law and it doesn't bind us anymore and all that stuff, but it's still our foundation.

2 comments:

J n' N said...

hey you should read leviticus (sp?) it a chalk full of insight... it really has a bad reputation.. its actually quite amazing.

Ashley Keen said...

^ hehe. I'm glad you think so. They're deffinitely right though. If you want to get a feel for the regulations that dictated Jewish life, Leviticus and Deuteronomy are where it's at. ;) Just take a tip from me and keep a cup of tea and some chocolate nearby while you wade through it all. I had some difficulty making it through the animal sacrifice requirements... but then again, I'm a big sissy ;)

(also, I always get humorous word verifications on your blog. Today's is "Fumsn" XDD)