Jesus Knew the Scriptures

For Jesus, the Old Testament was the Scriptures. He knew the Scriptures. He memorized Scripture. He had key passages in His mind for instant recall. He used Scripture to:

1. Answer those who challenged Him

2. Resist temptation

3. Teach others— He frequently quoted from the Old Testament

4. Explain His actions to others

5. Point out the fulfilment of prophecies

6. Face His own trials, suffering and death

7. Understand God’s plan for Himself and others

If Jesus needed to know the Scriptures, don’t you think we need to know them also?