There is a Difference Between Coming to the Scriptures and Coming to Jesus

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Jesus said, “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

Have we assumed that deep knowledge of scripture guaranteed connection with Jesus? Is it possible to place scripture above Jesus without recognizing to whom those very words are pointing us? All to often Bible study can become a head game…an intellectual pursuit. It becomes a list of details and stories to be familiar with rather than a relationship. It is like knowing all the stats of your spouses’ life without actually knowing them and connecting with them personally…spending time with them and loving them with everything you’ve got. Sometimes we are a like a microbiologist who has passion for his microscope rather than the actual cell structures he has devoted his life to. How often do we fall in love with the lens rather than the object we are to fix our eyes on through that lens?

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