[The Shepherd’s Echo is a previously published TheShepherdsPen]
We have been considering a bevy of passages that are foundational to our Christian faith. Our next passage covering the context of Scripture is found in 2 Peter 1:20-21.
“But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:20-21).
This is a beautiful, even poetic passage that once again affirms the divine origin of what has come to be known to us as the Bible.
Once again, through the hands of Peter this time, we are to understand that the instruction of Scripture was not the wild convention of ideology from the human mind. This is a valid reminder to counter the assault by modernists that the Bible is just a “book written by humans.” Christians would agree that any such subjective human contrivance would be of little value, or authority to the benefit of mankind.
Rather, these human agents were utilized to pen these words given by God’s Spirit. The imagery is clear – The words emanate from God’s Holy Spirit and are “moving” men to scribe His will. The words evoke, and are meant to evoke a nautical picture, a portrait of vessels with sails cast, being yielded to the winds – the breath of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and filled, which propels the hand to convey the will, the instruction of God.
These human agents then were working in concert with the Sovereign God to generate a codified volume of God’s Covenant to man… bound for glory!
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