Come to God and Gain Eternal Life. A Commentary on John 5:39–40

Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

- John 5:39-40

Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

– John 5:39-40

  • Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

From the Lord Jesus’ word, we get to know that God’s work recorded in the Bible is limited and it cannot give people eternal life. Only Christ can give us life. As is known to all, in the Lord Jesus’ time, since the Pharisees held on to the words of the Old Testament, they resisted and condemned the Lord Jesus. But those who came out from the law and followed the Lord could gain the Lord’s salvation. So if we wish to gain the truth and life, we cannot only rely on the Bible but come before Christ.

• Extended Reading: Can Faith in God Be Equivalent to the Bible?


  • Today’s Verse Illustrated

John 5:39-40


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