- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about the Bible
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:23
The Lord Jesus said, "The Father...gave Me a commandment, what I should say, and what 1 should speak" (John 12:49). He never used meaningless repetition. The thoughts He spoke ("what I should say") and the very words to express those thoughts ("what I should speak") resulted from His Fathers commandment. As it was with the Living Word, so with the written Word. In inspiring the Scriptures, the Spirit used human minds and vocabulary in a way that only God could do. The Psalmists heart was inditing or overflowing with a good matter (Psalm 45:1). The fire burned as he mused (Psalm 39:3). In both cases, he expressed his thoughts, yet they were the exact words of the Spirit. David said, "The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and His word was in my tongue" (2 Samuel 23:2). The Spirit used Davids intelligence, circumstances, personality, and education, yet literally produced "the Word of God."
God did not determine His Word from what He foreknew of Davids thoughts and words; God is the author of His Word. "Every Scripture is God-breathed" (2 Timothy 3:16, Literal) is a graphic way of saying that God breathed out or spoke every word.