This post means to show the efficacy of Scripture – that is, the validity of writing as a container for the word of God. Therefore, it means to show the legitimacy of relying on the Scriptures as the word of God. Reliance upon Scripture is a hallmark of the people of God.
What is written can be accepted or rejected, but it cannot be changed. This is the very nature of writing. Therefore, God has chosen it as a means of conveying His changing word.
Matthew 4:1-11 (especially Matthew 4:4, 6, 7, 10 where the phrase “it is written” is invoked in an authoritative way)
Luke 1:1-4 – Regard also Acts 1:1-2 below in this light.
Luke 16:19-31 (especially Luke 16:29, 31)
John 5:39-47 (especially John 5:39, 46, 47)
Acts 1:1-2 – Consider in the light of Luke 1:1-4 above.
2 Timothy 3:14-17
2 Peter 1:19-21
2 Peter 3:15-16