Looking at Scripture Through The Eyes of Jesus

 

In order that we understand Jesus view of Scripture we must understand some basics.  Jesus is the Word.  John 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning was the jesus-21Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  In John 1:14 we are told, “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among man.”  Jesus and the Word are the same.  On the other hand Scriptrue is God’s inspiration to man.  My intent in this post is to look at Scripture through the eyes of Jesus.

As we look at Scripture through the eyes of Jesus we see that Jesus saw Scripture as having purpose.  As Satan is tempting Jesus we find Satan misusing Scripture.  Jesus response is to counter Satan’s misuse with proper use of Scripture.  Jesus view is that Scripture is to fulfill the Father’s intent.  It was never intended for man or Satan to establish its purpose.  Jesus views Scripture as God allowing man proper direction to fulfill His purpose.  2 Timothy 3:16-17.

As we view Scripture through the eyes of Jesus it becomes apparent that Jesus knew man could intently search Scripture and still miss God’s purpose.  In John 5:36-39 Jesus tells us that the Jews were diligently searching the Scriptures because they thought that by them they might possess eternal life.  Jesus goes on to tell them that they missed the point because they missed Him.  The Scriptures testified of Christ yet they refused to come to Jesus.  They were trusting in their understanding of Scripture rather than in Jesus.  Their reasoning was wrong.  They were intellectually searching that they might find eternal life.  They had centered their hearts on the interpretation of Scripture.  Their belief was that eternal life was found in correctly interpreting and keeping the rules of written Scripture.  Does this sound vaguely familiar?  How they had missed the point!

Jesus view of Scripture is not an introduction to more or different rules.  His view is that Scripture is an introduction of Himself by the Father to a world lost.  As we read Scripture we find that Jesus is introduced first by Abraham.  Later He is introduced by Moses then by John.  As we read the Gospels we find Jesus being repeatedly introduced by the Father.  Why the introductions?  John 1:29 tells us, “the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”  Jesus is the culmination of the Fathers intent.  Jesus is the bridge that allows man back into God’s fellowship and glory.  

Looking at Scripture through the eyes of Jesus doesn’t mean more or different rules it means an introduction of the Lamb of God to mankind. Scripture is about regaining and maintaining our relationship with God.  Proper interpretation or proper rule keeping doesn’t do this.  Our relationship with God is re-established and maintained through Jesus the Christ.  Proverbs 3:5-6 says, ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”

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