God’s Word Is…Given by Inspiration

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Given by inspiration of God.

2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,…
“given by inspiration of God”…Lit. “breathed out by God,” or “God-breathed.” Sometimes God told the Bible writers the exact words to say (e.g., Jer 1:9), but more often He used their minds, vocabularies, and experiences to produce His own perfect infallible, inerrant Word (1Th 2:13; Heb 1:1; 2Pe 1:20, 21).
It is important to note that inspiration applies only to the original autographs of Scripture, not the Bible writers; there are no inspired Scripture writers, only inspired Scripture.
So identified is God with His Word that when Scripture speaks, God speaks (cf. Ro 9:17; Gal 3:8). Scripture is called “the oracles of God” (Ro 3:2), and cannot be altered (Jn 10:35; Mt 5:17, 18; Lk 16:17; Rev 22:18, 19).
Other texts that point to the inspiration of Scripture:
Acts 1:16 “Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;”

Heb 3:7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice,

2 Pet 1:21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.



God’s Word Is…

bible-eyesA few descriptions of God’s Word taken from Sunday’s sermon.

Pure – “The words of the Lord are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.” (Psalm 12:6)

Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.” (Psalm 119:140)

 

True – “The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.” (Psalm 119:160)

“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)

 

Perfect – “The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7)

 

Precious – “They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.” (Psalm 19:10)

 

Living & Powerful – “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)



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