“You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” (John 5:39–40, NIV 1984).
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40, NIV 1984).
“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” (John 6:37, NIV 1984).
My Musings – How is it that people can diligently study the Scriptures and not see that they testify about Jesus? Of course, when this was written they only had to the Old Testament to study. But they had the Old Testament prophecies playing out before their very eyes (in “living color”). Now, we have the New Testament that they did not have. Yet today, far too many believe that the Scriptures testify about the law, or about grace plus the law. They refuse to believe, or find it too hard to believe, that “everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” They refuse to believe there is a period at the end of the sentence. As a result, they “refuse to come to [Him] to have life.“
My Advice – Whoever “comes to [Jesus He] will never drive away.” If you believe about Jesus (who He was, what He said and what He did), then why not believe in Jesus? He “will never drive away.”
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