The Old Testament is a book filled with rich imagery and many of the seeds of the faith we proclaim as Christians. Our whole study up to this point has been an examination of many of foundation pieces God laid in our story: promises which impacted the immediate and long-term future not only of Israel, but of all humanity. But if the story had ended with the last book of the Old Testament… much of this was not yet fulfilled. While God hadn’t flooded the world again (as promised to Noah), the universal blessing promised to Abraham or the perpetual reign of a descendant of King David were still very much up in the air. In the case of the promise to David, the generations which follow his son, Solomon, were rank with corruption; they saw the kingdom being split in two, invasion, and eventually exile.
But with Jesus comes the fulfillment of these promises and so many more. St. Paul writes that: For in him every one of God’s promises is a “yes” (2 Corinthians 1:20). [Read more…] about Unfolding Scripture: The New Covenant