Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Scriptures are Divinely Inspired

Photo by Will Hastings
This blog ought to have been February 10, 2017

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:21
for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Insights: The final truth we learn this week regarding the Bible is God wrote It.  In other words, the Scriptures are divinely inspired.  Notice in today’s verse the Holy Spirit moved men and inspired them to write the Words they penned.  Their human will had no part of providing us God’s directives and love.  In fact the first part of 2 Timothy 3:16 states, “All Scripture is inspired by God.”  The Greek word translated by the New American Standard Bible as inspired is  theopneustos and literally means God-breathed.  God breathed the Words of life into the Scriptures as His Holy Spirit moved on the hearts of the humans God used to pen the Bible.  We do see the style and characteristic of each of the authors, but they are working in conjunction and under the inspiration of God.  The scope of this argument is too grand for a blog post of this nature.  I would, however, point you to read Josh McDowell’s Evidence Demands a Verdict as a fuller tool to help you work through the issues regarding the authenticity of the Scriptures.  There are numerous other books out there that could help set your mind and heart at ease regarding the inspired Word of God.  The first place I would go is the Bible itself.  Read It and examine the content first hand.  Verses like 2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 1:21 ought to help you recognize God’s involvement in writing these wonderful Words we call the Bible.

1. Do you believe God wrote the Bible?
2. If you do not, have you actually investigate the subject thoroughly?

Prayer: Father, thank You for giving me Your love letter, the Bible.  Thank Your for inspiring every word and telling us in very direct and clear ways how we may have a relationship with You.  You are wonderful and good, thank You.  Amen.

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