Matthew 22:29—”Jesus answered and said to them, ‘You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.'”
This scripture has Jesus teaching the Pharisees and Seducees using a parable about those who are called by God and then those who are chosen by God. Following this, they questioned Jesus in a bid to trap Him while He was teaching. Jesus answered with Matthew 22:29.
Jesus being the Son of God, being the righteous One, being God’s Word who come to life and in His infinite wisdom knew the entire Word inside out. It was with this knowledge that Jesus silenced and confused the Pharisees and others. Eventhough they were meant to be leaders, they erred in their ways because they were not aware of the scriptures that taught about resurrection nor about the power of God – how He could raise from the dead.
Imagine if someone asked you about something from the scripture today? Are you equipped to teach, answer, help, or clarify for them? Don’t worry, we don’t need to know all answers by heart because the Word of God has it all. If we are familiar with the Word, we will be made wise; for we will know that our Salvation is in Christ Jesus alone.
Imagine having a God-breathed tool that we could use to teach, rebuke, correct and train in righteousness so that we, as a servant of God, may be thoroughly equipped for every good work? Well, imagine no further.
2 Timothy 3:15-17—(The Bible is a sure guide to eternal life. The prophets and apostles did not speak from themselves, but delivered what they received of God)
2 Peter 1:21—(for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.)
God’s foresight allowed us to have in addition to a purpose for our life, a map, a how-to, and concepts all rolled into one. Through the Word, we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. God gave us His Word, the Bible, to teach us so that we wouldn’t have to continue in the classroom of pain and failure.
Let us move on from this classroom than stay enrolled permanently. Wouldn’t you prefer to learn from God’s Word than from the painful consequences of your human choices? Use this new and improved pattern. Give God your time, your full attention, and your complete trust so that He can show you how to grow and change today.
Proverbs 2:6-7— (For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly)