II Timothy 3:16: All scripture is for profit, this is either the truth or it is a lie. This must be something of immense value. We want to profit from the “all scripture”.
Here is the New International Version,
NIB 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
“given by inspiration of God” is one word in the Greek – Theopneustos – Theo – God, Pneustos – breathed, God Breathed. A figure of speech.
John 4:24: God is Spirit.
II Peter 1:21: Not of man
Galatians 1:11 & 12: Not of man
Numbers 11:17: God is Spirit. God could reveal Himself through the spirit that was upon Moses. Then Moses, having a mind could use his vocabulary and write the Word of God. That is how we got the word of God. Men of God wrote the Bible, did the writing, but what they wrote was what God gave them to write. He gave it to them by revelation. Many writers, but only one author and that was God.
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, the first five books of the Bible were written by Moses
Joshua 1:1 & 2 The Lord spake unto Joshua…
Who do you think wrote Jeremiah?
In Jeremiah 36:1-10a, God told Jeremiah. Jeremiah had Baruch write it down and then to read it. That’s how the Word of God became available. Later the king heard the Word of God and used his penknife to cut it and to burnt the scroll in a fire. But God just had another one written.
Jeremiah 36:32 “Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.”
Remember what Paul said in Galatians 1:11 & 12
Looking at the books of Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians you can see that the first word in each of these books is Paul.
Who do you think wrote all these books?
- Romans 16:22-24
- I Corinthians 16:21
- II Corinthians 13:10
- Ephesians 6:19-24
- Colossians 4:16-18
- II Thessalonians 3:17
- II Timothy 4:9-13
God is perfect, His Son is perfect, His Word must also be perfect.
We are going to end here for today but next time we’re going to get into “How we got the Bible, Scriptural Usages
We’re going to get delve into 2nd Timothy 3:16 and 17 which gives us the entire the function and purpose of the Bible.
Until the next time we get together, may God bless you abundantly.
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