What Does 2 Peter 1:21 Mean?

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 1:21(KJV)

Verse Thoughts

God has spoken to man through the holy Scriptures and His Word endures forever. The Bible is the singular, unchanging and non-negotiable plumb-line for truth, and it was holy men of God who were moved by the Holy Spirit in bygone days, who were entrusted to record the sacred; inerrant; God-breathed text.

The Scriptures were not devised by the whimsical impulses of men, nor manufactured from their own creative imagination, but God in His sovereignty chose certain individuals to be the human authors of His divinely inspired message to mankind.

God chose shepherds and kings; fishermen and farmers; tax-collectors and priests.. a physician and a Pharisee; old men and youths - and He moved them to record the sacred text. He embraced their interests and intellect; their learning or lack of it; their experiences and individuality - their penmanship and their writing style to shine through in the inspired text, which they were moved to record. And yet God in a supernatural way directed their heart to inscribe the very Word of God, down to the final jot and the smallest tittle.

More that forty human writers over centuries of time were moved by the Holy Spirit of God to bring His sure Word of truth to a lost and dying world. Although their characters and interests were reflected in their own, individual scrolls, the verbal inspiration of the celestial Scripture shines though.. as a shining light in a darkened world. And the Spirit-inspired Word of God became a window into the heart of our Creator, so that man could be saved by grace through faith in Christ.

From the first verse of Genesis to the final word in Revelation we discover the integrity of Scripture to be unsurpassed by human reasoning and yet fallen man in his foolish folly chooses to reject the God-breathed, verbally-inspired, inerrant Word of God, preferring to trust in his own flawed imaginations, which blinds him from the glorious heavenly message that bring Light and Love and Truth and Life everlasting - to Him be praise for ever and ever.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your goodness and mercy, You chose to redeem a lost an dying world and by Your grace and love gave us the inspired Scriptures through Your chosen apostles and prophets - so that we might KNOW that You are our Father in heaven.. and that through the death, burial and resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ, we may have Light and Love and Truth and Life in Christ our Savour - to Whom be all honour and glory. AMEN.

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