“ 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.”
Jewish leaders, in this Scripture, did not believe that Jesus was the Son of
God and was equal with God the Father.As Christians, we have no problem with Jesus’ claims to be God’s Son
because we have the New Testament.His
critics and non-believers only had the Old Testament. These men were the best
Bible students of their day.Jesus
reminded them that their Scripture bore witness to him yet they didn’t love the
one that was sent to them as told long ago.
Like them, we can quote hundreds of Bible
verses, but it doesn’t mean that we have God’s Word abiding in us.We need to use His Word to increase our love
for God and our neighbors.