The Centrality of Christ in the Old Testament

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It is also a subsidiary post of The Centrality of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Related post:  The Centrality of Christ in the New Testament

Although Old Testament times were not the time for Christ, still we are able to see what importance was attached to Him in the plan of God.

Genesis 3:15

*Genesis 18:20-21

*Genesis 49:10  –  It is this one leader, who would someday come, to whom all obedience would be owed.

*Exodus 33:18-23

*Leviticus 19:17-18

*Numbers 6:24-26

Numbers 24:17

*Deuteronomy 18:15  –  In the Acts 3:22 version of this prophecy, Peter says “give heed in everything he says to you.”  Moses’ exhortation to “listen” to the prophet who will come is much like what the voice from heaven said in Matthew 17:5 – an incident impressed deeply on Peter’s consciousness (2 Peter 1:17).

*Joshua 24:14-15

*Judges 21:25

*Ruth 1:15-18

1 Samuel 8:22  –  These words apply ultimately to the appointment of Jesus as king of kings.  See 1 Samuel 10:27 below.

*1 Samuel 10:25-27  –  Though it may have been hard for some to believe that the Lord’s anointed – that is, the king of Israel chosen and appointed by God – would Himself be enough to secure deliverance for Israel, yet it was – and is – true!

1 Samuel 22:2

*2 Samuel 7:12-14

*1 Kings 10:1-10

*2 Kings 20:1-7

*1 Chronicles 11:15-19

*2 Chronicles 16:9

*Ezra 7:10

*Nehemiah 13:2

*Esther 10:3

*Job 8:7

*Job 13:15

*Job 19:25

Psalm 1:1-3

Psalm 2:6-8

Psalm 2:12

*Psalm 23:1-6

*Psalm 25:8

*Psalm 27:1-6

*Psalm 118:22-24  –  There’s no more important stone than the cornerstone.

*Proverbs 15:3

*Ecclesiastes 9:13-17

Ecclesiastes 12:13

*Song of Solomon 2:4

Isaiah 2:11  –  Isaiah was speaking of a day when the Lord alone would be exalted.  That would be “the day of the Lord,” “the day of Christ,” “the day of Christ Jesus” – the day that the New Testament writers said was on the verge of occurring.  See The Great Expectation of the New Testament – What?
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Isaiah 2:17  –  Same as Isaiah 2:11 above.

Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah 8:14

Isaiah 9:1-2

*Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 22:24  –  Note that “all” the glory of his father’s house would be hung on the heir.  All.

Isaiah 31:6

Isaiah 33:6

*Isaiah 53:3

*Isaiah 53:6

*Isaiah 53:7

*Isaiah 55:4

*Isaiah 57:19-21

*, **Isaiah 60:1-3

*Jeremiah 10:6-7

*Jeremiah 23:5

*Lamentations 3:39-40

*Ezekiel 34:23  –  Jesus of Nazareth would be the “one” shepherd who would “feed them himself.”

*Daniel 7:13-14

*Hosea 1:8-11

*Joel 2:32

*Amos 3:7

*Obadiah 1:15

Obadiah 1:21

*Jonah 1:17

Micah 2:13

Micah 5:2

Micah 5:4

Micah 6:8

*Micah 7:8

*Nahum 1:7

*Habakkuk 2:4

*Zephaniah 2:3

*Haggai 2:9

Zechariah 9:9

Zechariah 13:6

*Zechariah 14:9

Malachi 1:6

*Malachi 2:10

*Malachi 4:2

(* indicates this scripture was used in the “Daily Devotion to Jesus Christ” series of blog posts at www.newblogforthelordjesus.com; ** indicates that the marked scripture was used in the body of the meditation rather than as the featured scripture at the top; ~ indicates for future use.)

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