Jesus continues to call them out in John 5:39–40, where He points out their diligent study of the Scriptures but their blatant disregard for believing them. The whole Bible is about Jesus. Even the Old Testament tells us about God’s plan to send His Son to save us. The Jews knew those Scriptures well, but failed to recognize Jesus as their fulfillment.
What an amazing response to what they had just witnessed. They should have been hitting their knees in worship, but instead, they were finding fault.
If we aren’t careful, we too can turn our relationship with Jesus into a bunch of rules to follow, a bunch of words we read, and a bunch of songs we sing. By doing so, we can completely miss Jesus and the miracles He is doing all around us.
What did you learn about Jesus from this chapter?
2) How has Jesus performed healing in your life?
3) Why is it our tendency to make our relationship with Jesus a checklist of good behaviors? What changes can you make today to break that cycle?