In the Bible there are two major divisions: The Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament we see the theme of promise of what is to come in Christ. In the New Testament the theme is fulfillment, or promises kept. All of Scripture points to Christ, and we are to read it with that in mind. The 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are given to us so that we can know God, what He is like, and how we are to live because of that. No matter what we are reading in Scripture, we must always remember that God used human authors to say exactly what He wanted to say so that we can know Him and live according to His word for His glory.