The Old Testament And New Testament

1704 Words Nov 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Proverbs 25:2 says, “It is God 's privilege to conceal things and the king 's privilege to discover them.” So, I would like to propose that Christians should read the Old Testament to discover the story and character of God that is concealed within the pages of the Old Testament stories. By taking a little time to understand the context of the stories in the Old Testament readers can see the faithfulness, loving nature, and kindness of God. Most times people are dissuaded from reading the Old Testament books because they assume God is mean and harsh within those pages, but that simply isn’t the truth. God is revealed in every story in the Bible – Old Testament and New Testament.

The Old Testament is a foundation of one 's understanding of God and His purpose for the world. It contains the story of creation and original intent for the world. Eden was a place of complete communion with The Father. We can see in Genesis 3:8 “When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden…” that God was with Adam and Eve, walking among them in Eden. He was there to intimately do life with and among His people. Sin entered the garden because of their disobedience, and the verse goes on to say “…So they hid from the Lord God among the trees” (Gen. 3:8, NLT). If we don’t understand the fall, then we don’t understand what we lost because of sin. Thus, we wouldn’t understand the magnitude of Jesus coming and dying for us to restore…
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