"39 “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! 40 Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life." - John 5:39-40
Jesus here is speaking to the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the day. And let me tell ya...these guys knew the Scriptures really well. And I mean. REALLY WELL. (Read the whole passage to better understand the context for yourself by clicking here.) But they missed the big picture...although they knew the Scriptures, they never came to Jesus. This past Wednesday we talked about how the whole Bible points to Jesus. The Bible acts like a window. A window through which we can see God. Much like the picture above. Without this window, all we would be able to see is a wall - blocking the beautiful view! In the same way, the Bible is given to us by God to give us an incredible view of Himself. By reading the Bible and studying it, we can begin to see Jesus more clearly!
If you don't want to waste your time this semester, you will read your Bible and come closer to Jesus. I've never heard of a single person who has regretted time spent reading this incredible Book! But its your time, don't waste it!