So, a few weeks ago I posted a blog about asking the right questions of Scripture, and the discomfort I feel with thinking of it as a guidebook for life. Luckily for me, there are people out there who are much smarter and more eloquent than yours truly, and today I was blessed by the words of Matt Chandler (lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in Dallas) on the subject. The following short video is a promotional campaign for a curriculum series which Chandler is associated with, though most of its three and a half minutes are a simply stated call to read the Bible with a God-centered focus.
Bear in mind, however, that many scholars hesitate to draw connections on a microscopic scale between every Old Testament passage and Christ. For Chandler and many other intelligent fellows, Christ is the “true and better” version of everything in the OT. Make up your own mind on that. Good luck.
Regardless, recognizing that the Bible is God’s story and not ours is something we all need to recognize, and Chandler does it beautifully.