How many times do we read when someone would ask Jesus a question that He would respond by first saying “Have Ye Not Read” which by saying this the answer could be found in reading the word of God.
The chief priests and scribes were always trying their best to put our Lord in a position of not knowing what He was talking about, and putting themselves in the seat of authority. When the children were crying Hosanna in the temple and it infuriated them Jesus once again said “Have ye never read” (Matthew 21:15,16) And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
As Christians God has written His word in our hearts and minds, and we are able by His Spirit to minister the word to others. As we speak He is read of by the words we speak! (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.
The Pharisees just as the chief priests of our Lords day were always trying their best to magnify themselves with their doctrines over what our Lord was teaching, and so it was about the Sabbath as they tried their best to say the disciples were in error and were acting unlawful. Our lord once again said “Have ye not read” (Luke 6:1-5) And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.