Messiah Jesus, being the very Word of God, came to fulfill the written Word and be the Word in our midst. The following is an example of how Jesus’ teaching looked back to the Scriptures ("Tanakh"—Old Testament) which the Holy Spirit breathed into the faculties of the writers, for our benefit:
7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.
In this verse, we are given a picture of God’s approval—in the
When Jesus rebuked the money changers in the Temple, He was continuing the dialogue which He gave the Prophet Jeremiah to rebuke Judah. Through Jeremiah, the Son of God warned:
3 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place. 4 Do not trust in deceptive words and say, “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord!”
What prompted Jeremiah’s stern words? The