Nothing God does it by chance, it is perfectly put together with purpose.
Every story told is part of the bigger picture. It is preparing the people of Israel for the Messiah. Our goal on this side of the cross is to read its pages slowly and with care, asking God to reveal His truth through the pages of Scripture.
When we view Scripture in the big picture we will see Christ written on every page. Creation, the fall, redemption, and new creation. In all those pieces we will see Christ from start to finish.
If we rush past the Old Testament or pass over it all together, we will miss the chance to see how Romans 8:28 is true, that God works all things together for good, and He is working it all in and through Christ Jesus. “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities: all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17).
For examples of Jesus in Old Testament stories, read more here: Is Jesus in the Old Testament? Examples and Their Meaning
Michelle Rabon is a wife and homeschooling mom of three who feels called to help women thrive in their walk with Jesus every day. In 2012, she started Displaying Grace, a ministry that is focused on helping women engage with God’s Word. Michelle has also served in women’s ministry for the past five years seeking to equip women in the local church through Bible study. When she is not writing or teaching, she enjoys reading, being close to the ocean, and drinking a lot of coffee.
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