If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.…
I know that men sneer at the idea that Christ is traceable everywhere in the Scriptures. A wealthy man builds and furnishes a house for the reception of his much-loved bride. When she enters it she finds that all the rooms and all the furniture, from the least to the greatest, bear signs that she was thought of. Will she sit patiently under a sneer at her acknowledgment of the forethought of the bridegroom for her needs and tastes? Will she not point out the proofs, above and below, in common and peculiar things, and reassert that she sees the signs of his perfect knowledge and love everywhere? And shall we be frightened by a sneer from affirming that God, who built up all the books of the Bible, saw His end, and made reference to that end in every stage of revelation — that Christ is everywhere? Does not our Lord support the idea when He says to the Pharisees, "Search the Scriptures, for these are they that testify of Me"? And "Ye will not come to Me that ye may have life" is a mournful form in which He explains their utter misconception of the Scriptures. May that saying not be applicable to us! Let us read the Bible to find Christ.
(D. G. Watt, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.