Come to Jesus Christ

Ben CerulloBy Ben Cerullo2 Minutes

Do you ever wonder how it was possible that so many of the Pharisees did not recognize that Jesus was the Messiah, the Christ?

They scrutinized His life and words and watched His miracles as they happened. They had the Old Testament in their hands and were master interpreters of its minutest details. Yet they did not know the Son of God when He stood right in front of their eyes.

It is scary, isn’t it? You can be the most religious person in the world, analyze the Hebrew or Greek words with exacting precision, commit the entire Bible to memory, and still have no revelation from God—zero. It was true then, and it is just as true today. Too many have His book in their hands and even in their heads but never hear His voice.

The prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). The religious leaders of Jesus’ time failed to see that having piles of head knowledge did not mean they had heart knowledge.

As a Master Physician, Jesus analyzed the root of their problem: His word was not abiding in them. For them, there was no link between the written words and the heart reading of those words.

Jesus Christ stood before them as a living person, full of divine power to save—in Himself alone, not the daily sacrifices, or books, or priests. You cannot get to eternal life by going around Him or by only going near Him. You must actually come to Christ spiritually and by faith believe in Him and receive His life and grace. Coming to Jesus means believing that only He can save.

To hear God’s voice is possible when we come to Him. Come your own way—run, walk, or crawl— but always come to Jesus.