“You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” (John 5:39, NLT).
Many people aren’t sure what to think when they read the Old Testament. It’s filled with stories they think may or may not be true, a bit of history, poetry and to some, crazy sounding prophecies. Some consider it great literature. It used to be taught at all the universities as the basis of a good education. Now you might find instruction on the Bible tucked into a comparative religion class.
Studying the Old Testament is worthwhile, but it will remain a mystery or just literature without the key perspective given by Jesus himself—it all pointed to him! Every book contains not just references to Jesus, but is all about him. He is the thread, the link, the underlying and overarching theme of the whole thing. Reading it with this frame of reference helps it all fall into place, the opening act as it were, for the greatest show on earth.