The Inspiration of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

II Timothy 3:16:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

The words “given by inspiration of God” literally mean that God breathed. All Scripture being the genuine breath of God is exhilarating to those of us who are searching for God and the meaning of life, for in God’s Word is contained “all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him” (II Peter 1:3).

Let us first note that all Scripture is profitable, and secondly that all Scripture is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. These are the reasons for God breathing His Scriptures into existence. God inspired many different writers (Prophets) through the years to have all the Scriptures written. Nevertheless, all Scripture came from God.

II Peter 1:21:
For the prophecy {of God’s Word} came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake {and wrote} as they were moved {or rather; as they were inspired} by the Holy Ghost {by God, Who is the Holy Spirit}.

We want to handle the Word of God with this respect; that the Scriptures are truly the way to know God’s heart, and are profitable for us, and that we have the God-given right to them in never-ending abundance.

The first time God breathed was in Genesis when God gave man life, for He “breathed into his {Adam’s} nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). The second time (recorded in the Bible) that God breathed, man received “all Scripture.”

This all Scripture contains the God-given profit and instruction (the manual of life) to live in the complete righteousness of our God. He created man, and then He gave us the written instructions on how to live perfectly within the heavenly designed structure that God created.

It is the Word inspired in our own hearts that gives us purpose and reason for life itself. It is our heartfelt inspiration of and for God that encourages and gives you and I hope to continue walking with Him in complete satisfaction that He is our Maker, and our every reason to continue looking to Him through His revealed Word, the inspiration of God.

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