You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. – John 5.39
The Jews Jesus was talking to almost had it right. They knew the importance of their Bibles. They knew that the scriptures had all the facts. They searched there for eternal life. They were great theologians. But they missed the most important element.
The scriptures they studied told about Jesus, but somehow they missed that completely. Jesus went on in the next verse to tell them that eternal life was to be found in Him.
Isn’t it sad that even though some people know and study the written word of God they never get to the point when they put their faith in Jesus, the living Word of God?
Sadly there are a lot of people today in the same boat. There are theologians and Bible scholars who know their Bibles inside out, but never really get to know Jesus. Let’s be sure that as we get to know our Bibles we get to know the Jesus of the Bible and grow in Him.