God's word (3)
God’s Word? (3)
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim. 3:16-17
The Bible calls the Scriptures "the oracles of God" for they came from His mouth (Rom 3:2; Heb 5:12). 1 Peter 4:11 “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God……” Though men penned the Scriptures, the words did not originate from their minds (1 Cor 2:9-13). 2 Pet 1:20-21 “knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
The "hand of the Lord" came upon them, prompting them to communicate His word to men ( 2 Kgs 3:15-16; 1 Chron 28:19; Eze 1:3, 8:1 & 11:25). His word was on their tongue and pen (2 Sam 23:2). However, the Holy Spirit conveyed God’s message in the usual language of each writer. For example the Greek of Luke the doctor and Paul the well-educated man; to Peter and John the fishermen. Every word of Scripture came from God and so carried with it His authority. Even to the tense of the verb and the singular or plural of the noun. Galatians 3:16 “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "AND TO YOUR SEED," who is Christ.”
Truly, God gave significance and authority to every "jot" (the smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet" and "tittle" (the smallest stroke of a letter) of His revelation (Mt 5:17-18). The words of God are not to be added to or taken away from (Duet. 4:1-2; Rev 22:18-19).
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