Aug 16, 2016

In 2 Timothy 3:16 we read, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
2 Peter 1:20-21 further corroborates this fact, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 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.”
The Old English word “inspiration” literally means “God-breathed.” It comes from a Greek word that is only used in this verse in the New Testament.
It is made up of two words: “theos,” meaning, “God,” (and from which we get our English word “theology”), and “pneustos,” which comes from a word that means “to blow.”
That Greek word for “blow” is used seven times in the New Testament, so we can gain real insight into how God uses it in the Bible.
For example, we find it in the parable of the houses that were built on the Rock and on the sand in Matthew 7:25-27 and Luke 6:46-49.
We are told that when the storms came and the wind blew, only the house that had been founded on the Rock remained, and we know that the Rock is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

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