The Old Testament contains truth to be learned but not practiced for the Christians. We learn about God, His character, faithfulness, righteousness, and nature among other things. Since those in the Church are under grace, not law, we do not keep the statues that are found in the Old Testament, rather we learn what not to do from the examples given to us through the lives of those God deals with in past dispensations. 1 Corinthians 10:11.