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By Greg Gerber
The Old Testament tells tales of war, sexual immorality, greed, wandering, betrayal, slavery, deceit, destruction and chasing after false gods. It’s hard to imagine those stories being part of a book commonly referred to as the “Good News.”
But it is. And the Old Testament pages reveal a story that leads to a bigger story, which follows a plot toward a climatic conclusion in Revelation.
What I found most interesting about the Old Testament was the level to which ancient Israelites went to revere God.
The process people had to go through to atone for their own sins was pretty remarkable considering all the burnt offerings, grain offerings, fellowship offerings, sin offerings, guilt offerings, wave offerings, food offerings, and drink offerings.
Compared to Old Testament reverence, today we worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship.
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