On this Christmas Day in our “Year of the Bible” let us remind ourselves that the subject of Scripture is Christ. The Old Testament predicted and prepared the world for His Coming. The New Testament tells us the story of His Coming and of the promised salvation He has wrought for the world through His death, burial, and resurrection.

Our Lord Himself taught us this tremendous truth that He alone is the subject of Scripture. In John 5:39-40, our Lord said: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” As our Lord taught us Himself, the Scripture testifies of Him. He is the subject of the Bible!

The whole purpose of the Bible—the written Word of God—is to get us to Jesus—the living Word of God. If the Bible, God’s written Word, doesn’t do this for us, it can’t really help us, since only Jesus, God’s living Word, can give us eternal life.