What Do The Stories Mean?

September 13, 2011

One of the great challenges that biblical readers and teachers face is how to interpret Old Testament stories. It is very easy to miss the point of what God is ultimately saying. The story of David and Goliath becomes a lesson on how to defeat our personal giants rather than a picture of what David’s greater Son would accomplish. This is important to understand if we want to read the Old Testament as God intended. Remember the Old Testament is about Jesus, John 5:39. Here’s Bruce Waltke explaining how to grasp the ultimate meaning of the text:

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