“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (v39). Jesus knew that the religious leaders who harassed him supposedly believed in the Scriptures and the authority of Moses. Yet they resisted the goal of the Scriptures: Jesus himself. They wanted to remain in control by keeping God’s Word at a distance - words to study, not a Person to follow.
“For if you believed Moses, you would believe me” (v46). When our hearts are open, all of God’s Scripture is effective in revealing Jesus and helping us know him more.