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.
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The Word was pointing them the Word!
You have said well!!!! Blessings.
Amen! There’s a lot of wisdom in the bible and you don’t have to worry if the author knows what he’s talking about or not!
SO True! We can take comfort in the word of Truth! Be Blessed Mary.
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Amen! The written Word of God has collected more dust on coffee tables than attention by the eyes of man. The Greek term used for “read” in all the passages “…have ye not read…” are from the Greek term:
*G314 – ἀναγινώσκω – to know again, i.e. (by extension) to read. Derivation: from G303 and G1097.
KJV Usage: read.
>G303 – ἀνά – properly, up; but (by extension) used (distributively) severally, or (locally) at (etc.)
Derivation: a primary preposition and adverb; KJV Usage: and, apiece, by, each, every (man), in, through.
[In compounds (as a prefix) it often means (by implication) repetition, intensity, reversal, etc.]
>G1097 – γινώσκω – to “know” (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) Derivation: a prolonged form of a primary verb; KJV Usage: allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) know(-ledge), perceived, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.
To have knowledge requires understanding and to gain that requires study and not just reading. A dictionary from the original language in which God’s written word was written by men inspired by the living Word, both Old and New Testaments, is very helpful when guided by a tutor – the spirit of truth. (John 14:8-21) We received that gift through the inspired efforts of another chosen servant to facilitate our learning. The Bible is supposed to be the authority of our faith, not the philosophical theology taught in the numerous denomination (divisions) of religion as it is today. (Col. 2:8)
This topic would make a good Sabbath message. This is a good site to share for serious study of the written Word of God: https://studybible.info/version/KJV_Strongs Still have my 1975 hardback copy that is held together with duct tape.
You wrote: The Bible is supposed to be the authority of our faith, not the philosophical theology taught in the numerous denomination (divisions) of religion as it is today. (Col. 2:8) AMEN!!!!! The doctrines of men has the truth of God so mixed up is it any wonder why the world is in the condition it’s in? I have a saying I’ve said for years….. Faith saves and religion kills.
I hear you about the duct taped 1975 copy of strongs, there is just no way I wouyld go without my strongs concordance. Thank you for this informative comment…..I went back to school. Blessings Always My Friend.
“Faith saves and religion kills.” I like that adage. Let’s make it a proverb! LOLGB+
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