“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.” John 5:39-40
“There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me, But if you do no believe his writings, how will you believe my words? John 5:45-47
Jesus is clear.
The Scriptures, hear Old Testament, testifies about Him.
Moses wrote of Jesus.
Life, eternal life, is to be found in Jesus.
People studying the Scripture have put their faith in it rather than in the One of whom it speaks.
People studying the Scripture have put their faith in its divinely inspired authors rather than in the One who inspired its writers.
The Scripture is a sign, pointing us to Jesus.
Perhaps having a relationship with Jesus Christ is more trouble than having a relationship with text. Make no mistake, I cherish the Word of God. I love how God has seen fit to reveal Jesus, our life, throughout its pages. My search though, is to meet the One revealed in the pages of Scripture and to come to Him for life.