The Old Testament chronicles God’s redemptive, sequential activity in history. It’s a fabulous, gritty, epic history of the Hebrew people in which, over and over, Israel is reminded that they are a divine means to an end. So, maybe instead of seeing the Old Testament as a spiritual guidebook or a storyline that needs to be tidied up, we should see it as something even better: the history of God preparing the world for a Savior.
We all have hopes and dreams of what we want to accomplish. One of those hopes we collectively have is to live a life of purpose. However, we will not live a life of purpose by accident. It’s only going to happen if we live with a plan.