Scripture was important to Jesus

Matthew Bible Background

New Testament: Matt 12.16–17

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 12.1–21 on January 15, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Scripture guided Jesus in everything. That should not surprise us, since He is responsible for giving us the Bible.

On one occasion, Jesus asked His disciples not to make Him known, and notice how Matthew interpreted that:

Yet He warned them not to make Him known, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying…

– Matthew 12.16–17

Jesus is not a hypocrite, telling the writers of the Bible one thing and then acting another way, no, He is true to His word and while on earth He did exactly what He said that He would do.

Questions:

  • Where does Scripture rank in your thinking?
  • Does it guide your living?

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