On that first Resurrection Sunday, we read in Luke 24 about Jesus appearing to two disciples on a seven mile journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Stricken with grief over the death of Jesus, these two disciples, like the rest, were not prepared to encounter a resurrected Jesus. After rebuking the disciples for their unbelief and ignorance of the Scriptures, we read that, “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, Jesus interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself (Luke 24:27.” While it would have been amazing to see Jesus open the Scriptures like that, the point Jesus was making to them and to us is that the entire bible from beginning to end all points to and is ultimately about Jesus.
Often times we misinterpret or neglect the Hebrew Scriptures (HS) for the more accessible New Testament passages about Jesus. But if we are to believe Jesus, and if we desire to know Him more and more, we will realize that there is a massive treasure chest of insight and knowledge about Jesus found in the first 39 books of the Bible.
This book is about how we begin to see and savor Jesus in those books. David Murray shows the reader not only the importance of seeing Jesus in the HS, but also how to see Jesus in all the different genres of the HS. Rather than disregarding the HS, or moralizing its stories, this book gives the reader a lens through which to trace gospel implications, types, and foreshadows throughout.
I highly recommend this book.
Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament
Here’s a sermon I preached about seeing and savoring Jesus in the Old Testament: