Ribbons of hope

Although not its primary intent, the Law shows us how impossible it is to please God on our own. When we read the Old Testament law, we ought to be humbled to appreciate how unworthy we are to belong to God. We ought to be moved to praise and thanksgiving that he provided for us a way to be accepted in his sight apart from humanly fulfilling the Old Testament law! For otherwise we would have no hope at all of pleasing him.
~ HOW TO READ THE BIBLE FOR ALL ITS WORTH

Romans 15:4
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

More and more reasons why the Old Testament is not a throwaway. It serves a vital purpose even now. The Scriptures of old tie us together to generations of the past and generations of the future with ribbons of hope. Our confidence does not lie in our own abilities to please God, but in the One who pleased him on our behalf. Back then. Right now. In times to come.

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