“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.”
In John 5:39-40 we find Jesus clearly pointing out the hypocrisy of religious elite. They were leaders who knew the Word of God backwards and forwards yet had TOTALLY missed the PURPOSE for which the Word of God was given. Reread Jesus’ statement above and then answer this question: What is the purpose of the Scriptures?
God’s final goal for your brain is NOT to fill it with biblical facts so that you could win the “BIBLE” category on Jeopardy!!! From yesterday’s devotional, we recognize that we ARE to diligently study the Scriptures. Jesus makes it clear though, that we are to study Scripture in order TO DEEPEN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM! Study the following passage and write a few thoughts that come to mind.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.