02 Feb John 5:39-40

39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

Although the Bible and the words in it are important, the words themselves do not impart life, but it witnesses to the One who does. We let the Bible help us dictate our life, the decisions we make, but our loyalty is to Jesus, the maker of the words. In this verse, it was John talking about the end times quoted by Jesus. He understood their would-be people whom knew scripture, yet they did not know Christ. Be wary of those whom clothe themselves in sheep’s clothing, but are wolves. We must read the Bible for ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us.