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2 Peter 1:19-21
And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 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.
No doubt you have played the game where a story is passed from one person to the next, and in a matter of only a few people, the story is different than the original. How do we know that didn’t happen with Scripture? Good question.
In yesterday’s reading, Peter made it clear that the accounts of Scripture are not “cleverly invented stories,” but rather are eyewitness accounts all that Jesus said and did. Eyewitnesses are the strongest evidence in a court of law. That strength of evidence is found in God’s word.
But there is something even more compelling for the truth of Scripture. The events of Scripture, whether an eyewitness observation or a personal revelation, were not left to man’s understanding and telling. Using the writer’s background, personality, and experience, the Holy Spirit moved the person to write what was on God’s heart. In Scripture, God’s message is put forth by human authors. Both God and man are active participants.
Interesting, isn’t it? God uses that same model in every area of the Christian life. Here’s the question: Are you an active participant with God?