2 Peter 1:21 - "moved by the Holy Ghost"
by Rick Brentlinger
(Pace, FL, USA)
"I am the book of God: read me.
Our Bible is the writing of the living God, real words for real people with real needs. Every page of scripture was penned by the Almighty hand. Every word dropped from the Everlasting lips. Every sentence was given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit through His servants, 2 Peter 1:21.
Yet God allowed the personality of His scribes to shine in their writing so that each author keeps his own voice. So Moses wrote his histories as God guided his fiery pen, sometimes demonstrating his fiery personality.
David touched his harp and sweetly sang melodic Psalms yet it was God Who gave the words which became heart-comforting holy scripture.
Solomon sang canticles of love to his beloved, gathered the wisdom of heaven and preserved it in writing yet God directed his lips and inspired the preacher’s eloquence.
When you read the Bible do you understand that real flesh and blood people dreamed real dreams, loved real spouses, raised real children, fought real battles, struggled against real odds, wept real tears when they suffered loss, triumphed in real conflicts, were in fact real heroines and heroes?
Have you followed thundering Nahum while his horses plough the waters or God's prophet Habakkuk when he witnesses the tents of Cushan in affliction?
Have you sweated with Malachi when the earth is burning like an oven and the anger of a holy God is kindled against His rebellious people?
Has a chill of fear raced down your spine as Peter describes the fierce anger of God as flaming fire upon God’s enemies? Have you experienced the righteous indignation of Jude as he lambasts false teachers who lead astray the servants of God?
On every page of the Bible, I hear God speaking. Scripture did not originate from human sources employing human wisdom. The Bible is God's voice given through fallible human beings who produced our infallible and inerrant Book by God’s superintending providence, therefore conveying God’s words to us.
Jehovah of ages, the Eternal, the Invisible, the Almighty has given us an inerrant infallible book because He loves us. The Bible speaks today to all who have ears to hear. Do you hear the message of God’s holy word?
I am the wisdom of God: believe me.
I am the revelation of God: study me.
I reveal the character of God; love me.
I am the law of God: obey me.
I am the free grace of God: live in me.”
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