God has Spoken Through His Writing
“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation, for prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but the man spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21).
One of the greatest works of the Holy Spirit has been the giving of God’s truth to people through the prophets. This simply means God’s prophetic message, as written in the Scriptures. The prophets not only spoke from God, they also wrote from God. What they prophesied was not their own “interpretation”, it was not their personal opinion or guess-work about truth. True prophecy never came from human will, it came from God Himself as his Spirit moved them to tell them just what He planned.
The Holy Spirit did not have to change the prophets into machines to do this, they still wrote in the language and the manner of their time. We can see in their writing what kind of person the writer was. The Holy Spirit used all of these – the place, the time, the language and the person himself – to write exactly what God wanted. This is why Paul could be so confident in describing all Scripture in this way: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Therefore, are you looking for “teaching” that is truly from God? Go to Scripture. Do you need “training” in righteousness? Go to Scripture. If you have strayed and need “correcting,” go to Scripture. There God Himself guides you so that you can return to Him. In fact, Scripture is so dependable in every part that all of it is useful. It completely and thoroughly prepares us for every good work.
God used 40 different writers to pen down these 66 books during a period of 1500 years, yet all these writings agree. They tell one story – the greatest theme of all history. Yes, this book is breathed or inspired by the one true God Himself. Have a copy of your own and enjoy reading the Word of God every day.
Bro Gift Lungu (Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe)