Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

The Old Testament, at surface-level reading, presents a different God, a harsh and just God. Yet David and others speak of God's great loving-kindness and quick to forgive nature.

My desire is to look for the restorative aspect of the gospel seen in the OT.

Verses that speak of this are Colossians 1:20, 2 Peter 3:13, Is. 43:19 but most importantly

Rev. 21:5 - And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true.

I'm looking for scriptural examples, could be stories or explicitly declared.

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  • Different denominations recognize different sets of books in the Old Testament. Which one are you picking? I don't want to pick something from the Book of Wisdom and then find you aren't going to recognize it as "truly" Old Testament. – Matt Gutting Jun 23 '15 at 23:29
  • 66 books of the Bible, only use the OT. Apocrypha doesn't count but could be interesting. – Hei Matau Jun 24 '15 at 13:24
  • See, for Catholicism, the Bible has 73 books and many of the ones you consider "Apocrypha" we consider "inspired" and part of our standard Old Testament. – Matt Gutting Jun 24 '15 at 15:23
  • I understand the differences. An answer with only apocrypha scriptures wouldn't resolve my question and I wouldn't consider it less answered if your answer did contain those. But I'm predominately looking for examples within the 66. – Hei Matau Jun 25 '15 at 0:23

The entire Old Testament is the story of God working to renew the nation of Israel. This theme is repeated many times on the small scale (Job's wealth is restored after being destroyed) to the large scale (Israel rescued out of slavery in Egypt, and eventually into the Promised Land), to the grand scale (man kind fell into sin in Genesis, and the rest of the Bible is the story of God working to redeem mankind from its sin).

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