A reminder for today
Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet's own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
I hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday was Father’s Day and we had a get together with my family celebrating Father’s Day. It is always great to see them all and to spend time with them. I love to talk about the old days and obviously I love to talk about the Bible. Peter writes a very important message here in these verses. He tells us that the prophecies in the Bible where given by the Holy Spirit and they spoke from God.
You see this is what the world does not understand. The Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirt. The Word of God as we know is give through the Holy Spirit by God as these prophets wrote it. This is why the Bible is one the best historical documents ever written.
One such evidence that the Bible has been copied accurately in the past is shown in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. These scrolls, found by a shepherd boy in 1947, are dated from 250 to 150 BC. This discovery pushed back our available oldest Scripture text almost 1,000 years. And when the content of the scrolls was compared to later copies, no significant differences were found. That means scribes had been copying with great precision for almost ten centuries. This amazing discovery moved us one millennium closer to the originals.
The Bible is the record of Christ’s coming, His payment for our sin, and all the truths we need to know about Him. So here is a question. If God sent His Son, paid the highest price imaginable for the redemption of human beings, and made a record so all future generations could know, would He allow the text to be adulterated and the message ruined by error? Impossible!
If God allowed the text to be lost and the message to be muddled, He would then be unfaithful to His own purpose and to His Own Son and His sacrifice on the Cross. Logically, theoretically, practically, that is impossible.
So, this amazing book that you read every day is the Word of God as He gave it to people to write for centuries. Do not ever doubt its authenticity.
Lord, thank you for giving us more proof that you are the author of the Bible. Give us the wisdom and knowledge to understand it more each day. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.