[The Shepherd’s Echo is a previously published TheShepherdsPen]
Again, we are addressing texts of Scripture that are profound to our understanding of Christian fundamentals; we continue to address passages that themselves focus upon God’s written communication through the Bible.
Our passage today describes the origin of the Bible, and the imagery is amazing – the breath of God. The divinely inspired words of God emanating to the world through the chosen prophets and apostles. These words have been Inscripturated (put into Scripture) for the benefit of man to future generations. The highest authority is accredited due to the source, the will of God, the heart of the Sovereign.
2 Timothy captures this beauty in chapter 3:16-17:
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
Inspired by God! Actually, in the Greek Theopneustos communicates that the Scriptures are God-breathed. The Bible has long been accused of being a human contrivance, but Paul’s words to Timothy identity the source as being the divine mind. The will of God for His broken creation is given in the Scriptures.
Absent of human bias. Absent additions and deletions. The “textbook” for corporate instruction, understanding, and obedience is in black and white on the page – to be read, trusted, and obeyed.
Remember that as you delve into Scripture, it is unlike any other communication to mankind. It is unique, as it alone expresses the sovereign will of God through His Spirit.
No other texts can make that claim.
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