For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
- 2 Peter 1:21
God wrote a book. Think about that.
So great is His love that He wrote it down so that we might have His story forever.
God wrote a book. And He wrote it in a remarkable way. God used 40 different authors from many different backgrounds. He used three languages throughout 1500 years.
Different authors. Different vocations. Different languages. 1500 years. God wrote a book. Absolutely spectacular!
Peter, a disciple of Jesus, said the writers were “moved” or “carried along” by the Holy Spirit.
The Greek word translated “moved” in 2 Peter 1:21 has the idea of “to be carried,” or “to be borne along.”
This word was used of a ship being carried along by the wind in its sail.
Like motionless boats on windless waters, God's Spirit filled the conscience and hearts of man and drove him along as he penned the Scriptures.
God, the Creator of the universe, wrote a book, and He used man to do it. Tremendous.
My encouragement for you this morning is simple: read His Book.
The Creator wrote you and me a book, and He did it in spectacular fashion. Because of such, daily you need to:
- Read the Book with an earnest desire to understand it.
- Read the Book with simple, childlike faith and humility.
- Read the Book with a spirit of obedience and self-application.
To do these three things is to know God and grow closer to Him. Read the book.
Your prayer this morning, “God thank you for writing the Book. God, I want to know you; give me hunger, a thirst, and an understanding of your Word.”