God called Abram out of the land of the Chaldees to fulfill His purpose for us today. Thus it behooves us to study the Old Testament to grasp the infinite mercy of God. Nothing God does today is irrelevant to what He has done in the Old Testament. We can even preach Christ Jesus and Him crucified from it. Gods' whole plan before He created the heavens and the earth was to prepare a people to spend Eternity with Him. Jesus Christ of Nazareth was His Template from the very beginning. Amen and Amen!