Do you listen to the stories of your parents and grandparents? Each story they tell says something about what’s important in their life, how they act, how they react, or what makes them laugh.
The Old Testament is filled with God’s stories — His stories about Himself and His interaction with those whom He loves.
As you read the Bible, do not look at it as a lawyer looks at the law; it is God’s revelation of Himself. Ask yourself, what does this story say about God? Look at the Sovereign, who is in the story, behind the scenes, and tells the story. As you do so, you will get to know Him better and draw nearer to the Lover.
I’m sorry, did you mistake me for someone who doesn’t believe the OT has value? Quite the opposite was my point.