Jesus said in Matthew 4:4 to Satan that we live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Every word. Scripture is sufficient and God expects us to live everything in it, even the parts where we must apply principles. We are required to apply the principles. We don’t just throw our hands up in disgust, saying, this is just too hard, I don’t understand. Scripture deals with that excuse and it won’t be acceptable before God. He gave us the instruction to seek for the wisdom like hid treasure (Proverbs 2:4). He said that to rightly divide the Word of truth, we must be a workman, who is laboring (2 Timothy 2:15). A good pastor is said to be one who labors in the word and in doctrine (1 John 5:17). Scripture is accessible to us, as Paul wrote, it is nigh unto us, even in our mouth (Romans 10:8). He’s just saying it’s accessible with the metaphor in your mouth, because nothing is closer to you than something in your mouth. If a bug flies in your mouth, you understand that very well. God wants it all done.
John 2 records the first passover in Jerusalem of Jesus’ after He began His public ministry. Jesus cleanses the temple, His Father’s house, because the religious leaders had made it a house of merchandise, instead of one of prayer. Someone should understand a house of prayer as a place of fellowship with God. However, God’s house had become about men instead of about God, not something to glorify Him. How did Jesus react to that? Anger, righteous indignation. Jesus loved His Father. He loved His Father’s house. It was also His house. Before He came to earth, Jesus had lived in the superior heavenly house of God, which Hebrews reveals. He knew what the real house was really all about, and they, who were supposed to represent God on earth, were corrupting or blaspheming it. His anger related to a holy ardor for His Father, for His house, and for those who would abide in that house with God. The love related to values. What do you value and so love, and what brings out your indignation?