The Old Testament is not basically hard or demanding news to swallow, but good news that has not been heard.
(John Goldingay, Old Testament Theology: Israel’s Gospel, vol. 1 (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003), 23.)
I believe that what Goldingay says is true. The OT is ripe with fruit of the gospel that we have not begun to recognize, much less enjoy.
I don’t know how much time I have left on earth, but my goal for using that time is to delve into the OT and see what I can see. Of course, I’ll share as much as I can.
I want to know God as he is, as he has revealed himself. Not through the eyes of Plato, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, or even Wesley. I want to live in God’s word to us and see him for real. I’m up for it.