You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life.
These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
Jesus’ words to the Pharisees raise a frightening possibility: We can read the Bible avidly and never get to know the Lord. Even though Jesus is pointed to on almost every single page, it’s possible to read the words and never develop a burning-heart relationship with Him. Jesus was saying we ought not come to the Scriptures to gain knowledge about a Book; rather, we ought to come to the Scriptures to gain knowledge about a Person. The Living Word desires to meet us in the Written Word, if we will but come to Him in the reading…
Jesus is stunning in His singular beauty and matchless majesty. And oh, what a privilege I have – to come to the secret place and gaze upon Him in the scriptures, forever fascinated with the adventure of growing in the knowledge of Him who died for me.
What a privilege indeed…