HOW THE BIBLE CAME TO BE
The first five books of the Bible were written by Moses under God’s inspiration. This is how the Bible came to be: God spoke and men wrote. Paradoxically both fully human and fully divine. The Bible contains sixty-six books written by over forty God-inspired human authors of various cultures and backgrounds, over a period of 1600 years in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek to form one book. There’s no other book like it!
The apostle Paul said, “All Scripture is God-breathed” (2 Tim. 3:16). The apostle Peter wrote, “No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet. 1:20-21). So, the Bible came to be as it began: God spoke and men wrote.
But what of its relevance and authority today? Jesus answered, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matt. 24:35).
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for Your Word. It is food to our souls and light for our path. We love Your Word. As we read it today we ask that You would apply it to our hearts by Your Holy Spirit, so that we are transformed in our thinking. In Jesus’ name, amen.