Very insightful and a great reminder what studying God’s word is all about.
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees by pointing out that they studied the Scriptures but missed Him. John 5:39 reads, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me.”
These were men who studied the Scriptures. They were regarded as experts in the Law of God. Yet Jesus said that they missed God in the process. He didn’t rebuke them for studying the Scriptures but for missing Him while doing so.
I pray that is not me. I met a man a while back who has a deep knowledge of the Word. He has studied at some of the finest universities in the United States and his goal in life is to teach theology and Greek at a seminary level (which he is now doing). Yet as I talked with this man, I realized that his whole view…
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