Introduction to Shadows in the Bible

Posted: April 28, 2013 in Shadows

I believe it is clear that God has used a variety of shadows to give us a deeper understanding of certain things. The Bible states…

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Eccl. 1:9-10)

One example of a shadow is God using past events to show us how future events will unfold. He has also used earthly objects and materials to explain the things of Heaven. God has even used His own creation to further explain and illustrate things. He sometimes uses shadows to explain things so we can have a deeper, more personal way of understanding Him.

In some cases, God has outright explained the shadow. Other cases we must look deeper into what He is saying or the story He is telling us to pull out the meaning. Yet, in other cases we must dig right down to the bottom, start at the beginning, and explore all avenues with an open mind to understand the complete truth in what God is teaching us.

Shadows in the Bible help us relate what God is teaching us to our own life and give the teaching more significance. The content of the shadows can be applied to our daily lives and to the day of age we live in. I believe that now, more than any other time, it is increasingly important to study and understand these shadows.

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