The Bible is a huge collection of 66 individual books, and yet we are to understand it as the single voice of God speaking through the human authors telling us His story. But what is God saying? And what is God doing in the books that narrate thousands of years of ancient history? Does it matter today? And if so, what are we to do with it?
When Jesus met with two of His disciples after His resurrection, He asserted that they should not have been surprised at the events of His death and resurrection. He declared that, had they known the Old Testament, they would have been prepared to understand and welcome all that had transpired. Here’s how Luke records it: “And He said to them ‘O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?’ Then, beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” Luke 24:25-27