“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
All Scripture is the breath of God. When I speak, you’re hearing my breath. I’ve taken breath into my lungs. My diaphragm is pushing against my lungs and pushing that breath up out of my throat, over my larynx, and over my tongue. My lips and teeth are taking that breath and my vocal cords are making noise, and my lips, my teeth, and my tongue are forming sounds you hear. What you hear when I speak is actually my breath. The Bible is the breath of God.
God saved me in my middle teens. I had a passing interest in the Word of God. I was in high school, just goofing off, playing ball, not studying. But then I got serious about studying. I made better grades in college than I did in high school. I made better grades in seminary than I did in college. As the work got harder, the grades got better. The reason is I began to be interested in this book, the Bible. I have grown more convinced that the Bible is the Word of God than when I started as a young preacher many years ago. I’m not finding hidden flaws. I’m finding hidden beauties. There’s no way you can explain the Bible apart from divine inspiration. Faith is rooted in evidence. Faith goes beyond evidence. Faith then becomes its own best evidence.
Spend some extra time in the Word today, thanking God that He has chosen to communicate with us.