Many people have trouble reading the Old Testament because of the picture of God they seem to see there. A God of wrath, judgment, and many wars. In spite of this appearance, He is a God of love, whose grace is shown in many ways. The Old Testament shows our God who is continually working to overcome the sin that we have brought into the world, and prepare the way for His redemption in Jesus Christ. He is working with the Jews to make a people who know Him, who live a different life from that of the world, and who are able to spread His truth to the rest of the world. This is our calling, as well. We are to know Him in Jesus Christ, live different lives from the world, and share His truth with all others. He is not a god of wrath, but of pure love. That is the love we know in our hearts, and seek to show with our lives.