John 5:39 (HCSB)

You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.
     Christ’s opponents were doing the right thing: they were searching/investigating/examining the Scriptures.  The only problem was that they missed Christ because they were expecting something else.  The scribes and Pharisees thought they had eternal life in the Scriptures, but they missed that eternal life was in God entering the world as Jesus.  The Scriptures were testifying about Christ.  They missed that.
     If we come to the Scriptures and miss Christ then we have missed everything.