I’ve struggled with the Old Testament for a long time. I never understood the passages where it seems like God is behind the killing of many people. Or when the psalmists would talk about getting revenge on their enemies…it always made me feel uncomfortable. It seemed to me that the God of the Old Testament is completely different then Jesus.
When we speak the Word of God, Christians should think of Jesus first and the Bible second. It’s Jesus who is the true Word of God, not the Bible. The Bible is the word of God in a secondary sense, faithfully pointing us to the perfect Word of God: the Word of God made flesh. Jesus is what the law and the prophets point toward and finally bow down to. Jesus is what the law and the prophets were always trying to say but could never full articulate” (50).