By Jarrod Belcher
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27.
Christ in all the Scriptures is an essential way of Biblical interpretation for the Christian. At Christ’s direction found here in Luke 24 we see that we are able to take our Old Testament and see Jesus. That may surprise some of us who thought that only the New Testament was for the Christian but it’s true.
Sometimes we see him in echoes or soft whispers and other times his presence there is so heavy it is as though the Scriptures are shouting at us like in Isaiah 53. One of the best ways we can look to see Jesus in the Old Testament is to keep our eye on the seed. In Genesis 3 we see the fall of man recorded.
Adam and Eve had broken God’s command and they were going to be exiled from the Garden and the very presence of God. Before they were sent out God pronounced curses on them and the serpent who had so maliciously sought to ruin their fellowship with God. The serpent had succeeded and had become the enemy of man. Yet in the midst of the curses God gives a promise.
He tells Eve that her seed would one day crush the head of the serpent. It is not the seed of man that will do this but the seed of the woman. And right here in the opening pages of Holy Scripture we find the first mention of the Lord Jesus and with it we even see his virgin birth. From the beginning we find the promise of the Christ who will come and make right the things that man has made wrong. For the Christ is indeed the one in whom the promises of God are fulfilled.
We will all do well to keep our eye on the seed when we read the Holy Scriptures.