You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have life.
The chief purpose of the book is to bring us to the Person. Martin Luther said „we go to the cradle only for the sake of the baby“; just so in Bible study, we do it not for its own sake but for fellowship with God.
The Jews to whom Jesus spoke [...] imagined that to possess Scripture was tantamount to possessing life. Hillel used to say, "He who has gotten to himself words of Torah has gotten to himself the life of the world to come." Their study was an end in itself. In this they were grievously deceived. [...]
V samotném čtení Písma není žádná zásluha ani zisk, pokud nás nepřivede k Ježíši Kristu. Při každém čtení Bible je potřeba horlivě očekávat, že se takto můžeme setkat s Ježíšem.
|--John R.W. Stott, Christ the Controversialist, InterVarsity Press 1978, pp.97, 104.|