How much of the Word of God
Do we accept as truth?
Some of us have been deceived
Far back into our youth.
Taught to believe tradition
Or community comes first…
God’s Word cannot come second…
That thought must be reversed!
Some say it is a book beyond
Any thought geared for today…
It’s stuffy and old-fashioned
In an old world sort of way.
Some never take it literal…
It’s poetic in their mind…
Mostly metaphoric and
Its truth left undefined.
But did God compose the Bible?
Is it not Spirit inspired?
Did He not breathe on every Word
Or thought that man acquired
How could salvation come about?
Or mankind seek His face?
Only through the Word of God
Can we encounter Grace!
We cannot separate Him
From His Word in any way
And we cannot tear out pages…
Or change what He has to say.
Every chapter has a purpose…
Every precept proves a line.
Someone has scripted letters
But all came in His design.
When we hold the Holy Book …
We hold more than what we touch…
Because we can feel the face of God
In The Book He wrote for us.
September 30, 2013
~~Dedicated to Janie~~
I believe the Bible can be trusted literally. And
I believe we should not let the poetic, metaphoric,
etc. contradict the literal meaning of the scriptures.
Where it can be taken literally, take it as such.
Precisely how the Holy Spirit inspired
those who wrote the Bible is something the
finite human mind cannot fully comprehend.
That there is a divine side to the process cannot
be denied. But that there is a human
aspect is equally clear.
God used men. We recognize both elements,
but it is not easy to reconcile them. The mistake
is to try to explain the inexplicable, and to
fathom the unfathomable.
The means of inspiration is a mystery
of the providence of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17:
( Paul says)
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.
( David testifies to the trustworthiness of God’s Word)J
“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making
wise the simple."
(2 Pet. 1:20-21):
(Described by Peter:)
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 men spoke from God
as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:10-13
(Paul gives an expanded explanation of the process
by which the revelation of the Scriptures was given)J
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things
of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of
a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same
way no one knows the thoughts of God except the
Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the
world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may
understand what God has freely given us. This is
what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom
but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual
truths in spiritual words.