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INSPIRED

How was the Bible created? How did God’s words get written down in this book?

The word “inspired” means that God directed or influenced the writing through His chosen Prophets and authors. The Word of God is inspired by God.

Much like a conductor in an orchestra, God guided and “inspired” the writing.

The Lord also demonstrated His guidance through “prophecy.” Prophecy is the foretelling of the future. Only God can accurately and specifically tell the future.

The Lord has done this time and time again.

For example, the Lord was very angry with a wicked city called Babylon. He said He would destroy it, and it would never rise again. Guess what – No Babylon!

The Messiah was to be born in a tiny town called Bethlehem. Guess what – Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

There are thousands of prophecies, all fulfilled by the Lord. All things work within His will.

READ SCRIPTURE

2 TIMOTHY 3:16,17, NIV16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

LUKE 24:44-46, NIV

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

LIVE IT

Have you ever thought about where the Bible came from?  Is it what God actually said?  Did God really do all of that stuff?  Was it people writing about God or God writing through people?

These are some really important questions to answer for yourself.

Spend a little while investigating these questions.  A great website by an atheist that was convinced of the truth of the bible is www.josh.org.

PRAYER

“God, show me your inspiration in the Word, let me see your finger prints on the pages.  Give me a sharp mind and a lot of faith.  Amen.”