Seeking Our Savior | Intro
Seeking Our Savior: An Overview Of What’s To Come
In my previous post, my goal was to pump new life into believers with the very tool that saved them: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray that the hearts of those who God has saved would never grow weary of or calloused to the Gospel truths all throughout the scriptures. When I say, “all throughout the scriptures,” I am including the Old Testament as well. Often times we skip over or are blind to Gospel gems scattered throughout the most obscure accounts of history given to us in the OT. This is a grave reality. God has been faithful to His people since before his first command created the very sound waves that would carry it into the depths of the cosmos. God has been faithful to his people from the time that He formed Adam from the dust and breathed the breath of life into him. And God has been faithful to His people through our unending disobedience, lack of faith, and lack of love for the one who sustains us at all moments of our existence. The scriptures of the Old testament do a marvelous job at piercing through the depths of the sin in our lives to let us gaze upon God’s great steadfastness, and if we would take the time to seek Him out through His word, we might just find ourselves becoming more like Him. Since before time began, God’s plan to redeem sinfully rebellious people unto Himself has been in motion. Many of us are quite familiar with the New testaments uncovering of this plan through Jesus Christ, but how familiar are we with the fact that Jesus can be found in even the most bizarre, horrific, and gut-wrenching places of the Old Testament. In six posts over the next twelve weeks, we will seek God and His Gospel of Jesus Christ through accounts like these. We will look to God and His word to help us uncover fragments of His plan and the foreshadowing of our Savior in places that we would seldom think to look. And we will pray that through it all, Jesus would mold our character into His exact likeness!
- We will take a look at Genesis 1:1 and seek to find Christ in as simple a verse as this. We are given the privilege of peering into the beginning of our universe when God Himself set into motion all that we see and all that we don’t see. By carefully looking into what scripture tells us in its beginning, we will see the first beginnings of God’s plan to redeem His people
- The Exodus story is well known, yet there are various sections which are often overlooked due to their bizarre nature. We will seek to find Christ in both the overall account of Israel and their being led out of Egypt by God, as well as these obscure passages.
- Chapters 17-26 of the book of Leviticus are often referred to as the Holiness code. The foundation for the call to holiness is, “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy” Leviticus 19:2. We will seek to uncover the way in which Gods for the Israelites to be holy points forward to the coming Messiah.
- A post that I will greatly enjoy writing about is the account of David and Goliath. It is a simple story that most people who have any church experience are familiar with, yet I wonder what profound truths remain uncovered. let us find the one who died in our place in the life of young David.
- Judges 3:14-30 gives a really interesting account of a man named Ehud who God raised up to deliver Israel from a king by the name of Eglon. Ehud made it into the King’s chambers and stabbed Eglon, escaping through an exterior door. By the time the guards went to check on the king, he was dead. I would guess that the majority of people, even those who are involved in the church, are not familiar with this passage. We will seek the Lord through it and grow ever closer to the one who died in our place.
- A seemingly horrific passage is 2 Kings 2:23-25 in which two bears kill forty-two boys who had been making fun of the prophet Elisha’s baldness. How could Christ be found in this account? I believe that if we take the time to resolve this question, our faith and trust in God as well as our relationship with Christ will be all the deeper for it!
At the end of each post, I will include passages for you to study yourselves. Let’s train our minds to uncover the Gospel in all our experiences so that we might “Set [our] minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” Colossians 3:2.
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