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.

– John 5:39-40 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

Jesus was speaking to the religious leaders of His day when He said this. The implications are startling: you can be a Bible expert and still not know Jesus! So the goal in reading the Bible is not to read the Bible. The goal of reading the Bible is to get to know and interact with the God of the Bible. To lose sight of this can cause us to miss the very life and peace that God offers through His word.

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