Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
For if you believe Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote about me.
"Do you also come from Galilee?" they asked in reply. "Search and see for yourself that no Prophet is of Galilaean origin."
The reply of Jesus was, "You are in error, through ignorance of the Scriptures and of the power of God.
"Have you not read even this passage," He added, "'The stone which the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone:
"'They have Moses and the Prophets,' replied Abraham; 'let them hear them.'
The passage of Scripture which he was reading was this: "Like a sheep He was led to slaughter, and just as a lamb before its shearer is dumb so He opened not His mouth.
The Jews at Beroea were of a nobler disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they very readily received the Message, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether it was as Paul stated.
The privilege is great from every point of view. First of all, because the Jews were entrusted with God's truth.
Let the teaching concerning Christ remain as a rich treasure in your hearts. In all wisdom teach and admonish one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and sing with grace in your hearts to God.
2 Timothy 3:14
But you must cling to the things which you have learnt and have been taught to believe, knowing who your teachers were,
2 Peter 1:19
And in the written word of prophecy we have something more permanent; to which you do well to pay attention--as to a lamp shining in a dimly-lighted place--until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
"Teacher," said one man, coming up to Him, "what that is good shall I do in order to win the Life of the Ages?"
Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
but, as it is, we see them eager for a better land, that is to say, a heavenly one. For this reason God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has now prepared a city for them.
There is Another who gives testimony concerning me, and I know that the testimony is true which He offers concerning me.
Then Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the Law wrote, as well as the Prophets--Jesus, the son of Joseph, a man of Nazareth."
Having, however, obtained the help which is from God, I have stood firm until now, and have solemnly exhorted rich and poor alike, saying nothing except what the Prophets and Moses predicted as soon to happen,
which God had already promised through His Prophets in Holy Writ, concerning His Son,
1 Peter 1:10
There were Prophets who earnestly inquired about that salvation, and closely searched into it--even those who spoke beforehand of the grace which was to come to you.
Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he exclaimed, "Oh, do not do that. I am a fellow bondservant of yours and a fellow bondservant of your brethren who have borne testimony to Jesus. Worship God." Testimony to Jesus is the spirit which underlies Prophecy.
And, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them the passages in Scripture which refer to Himself.
1 John 2:25
And this is the promise which He Himself has given us--the Life of the Ages.