In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
September 26, 2007 – The Divinely Inspired Book – 2 Timothy 3:14-17
The Bible is the most important book in the world. Nothing else ever written, or yet to be written, can match the wisdom and inspiration of the Scriptures.
Second Timothy 3:15 says these writings can “give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” That verse shows the power of Scripture. Through God’s Word, we understand the purpose of salvation and develop a personal relationship with the God of the Universe!
How, then, did God give us this sacred text? He Himself inspired Scripture’s human authors, speaking words of truth to them as they wrote the various biblical books in their own language and style (2 Timothy 3:16). The apostle Peter adds that the writings did not result from “an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:21).
How amazing it is that the same God who created the universe divinely inspired the men who wrote this Book. And He did so to draw us closer to Him. Our Father knew we would need to relate to the biblical writers. That’s why we read about so many of them experiencing familiar trials, temptations, hopes, and dreams. They may have lived in a different time period and culture, but they felt the same emotions we do today. Their story is our story.
Just as God worked through the writers of the Bible, He can also work through us. While you read and study the Word of God today, ask the Lord to reveal ways that you can make an impact for Him.
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