God-Breathed

2 Peter 1 20-21

I’ve heard many times that parts of scripture can be ignored because it is/was the writer’s feelings on the topic and not God’s feelings.

One example is when Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 14:34, “Let your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.” I’ve heard many times that women can speak and even preach in the church because that was just what was accepted for the time period. 2 Peter tells us, however, that the scripture is from the Holy Spirit and does not contain the interpretation of the writer (1 Corinthians 14:34 was used as an example and a further study should be discussed on the proper meaning of it by putting it in context.)

The first think we are to understand is the fact that scripture is God-breathed. We are to take the whole book as truth. Everything written in it did not come about because man thought it up. Holy men wrote what the Holy Spirit told them to write.

If we read all scripture knowing it came from God and not trying to figure out what the author meant, we will get a lot further in our understanding. Does this mean we will always know exactly what is meant? No, but it does take out one level of confusion.

Lord, help us to remember that all scripture came from You and is truth. Help us to seek Your meaning and not debate what the writer may have meant. Grant us wisdom and open our eyes to Your Word.

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About notmylifetolive

I am first a daughter of the King of kings. Second, a help meet to my wonderful, hardworking husband. Third a mother to 9 beautiful girls and a handsome baby boy. I am also a Young Living Distributor.
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