How many times do we read when someone would ask Jesus a question He would respond by first saying “Have Ye Not Read” which by saying this that the answer could be found in reading the word of God. (Mark 12:10)….. Matthew 21:16).
Not only did Jesus refer to previous scripture passages, but others as well as we see in the book of Acts of a man of Ethiopia who was coming to Jerusalem to worship and was reading out of the book of E-sai’-as (Isaiah) when Philip was moved by the Spirit to go and ask the man if he understood what he was reading? The Philip explained it to him of how it was telling of Jesus. (Acts 8:27-35). And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
As Christians God has written His word in our hearts, and we are able by His Spirit to minister the word to others. (2 Corinthians 3:2-6). Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
So many questions we have in this life can be answered in scripture, which explains why it’s the most sold book around the world.
Jesus even went as far as telling what book the answer would be found in when the saduccees told him the law of Moses told them if a man’s brother died and there were no children and after his wife went on to be with a total of seven other brothers and still had no children whose wife would she be at the time of the resurrection? He replied the answer is found in the book of Moses. (Mark 12:18-27) Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man’s brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err…… (Exodus 3:6).