Then, in Luke, Jesus goes to preach his first sermon. He selects the book of Isaiah. And his sermon is short—“Today the scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” What’s the important part of this sermon—that the scripture has been fulfilled, or that it has been fulfilled in the hearing of the people? To be fulfilled in the people's hearing implies a some kind of acceptance of the people hearing Jesus’ message which completes the fulfillment; on the other hand, this could also mean the fulfillment of God is something that happens with or without the acceptance of the people. What does Jesus mean?
There are many debates about Scripture, and most of them have been happening since the bits of Scripture were first written. But I think Jesus gives us a clue about how we should receive the Bible—we should read it in the light of his presence among us and his fulfillment of the promises God has made.
And, we should not be afraid to weep, either with sorrow that we have not lived as if Jesus had died for us, or for joy, that he has been raised for us. Scripture is that kind of a story, the story that makes your heart grow for hearing it, the story you know is true.