There’s a new obstacle in relationships today (yeah, as if relationships aren’t problematic enough already!). Many couples are discovering they have to sort out what they can say about each other online. In a recent article I read the author interviewed a college student who got upset because her boyfriend who she lives with posted a picture of her on facebook wearing a mud mask with her eyes closed and mouth open. Yikes! Dude! What were you thinking?!! She discovered it online and couldn’t remove it. By the time she got him to take it down, it was in her newsfeed and people were posting things like: “What is this? It is hilarious!” He was busted! You can’t totally control what others post about you.
God did control what was written in the Bible. That’s why it is the authentic word of God. How did he do that? When people say the Bible is “inspired,” they are referring to the fact that God influenced the human authors in such a way they wrote the very words of God. The word “inspiration” simply means “God-breathed.” He used men with distinctive personalities and writing styles to appeal to all the different people who would be reading the Bible. That’s incredible, isn’t it! But that’s what makes the Bible unique among all other books.
All Scripture is inspired by God. 2 Timothy 3
If you pick up a Bible to read…you are reading about God, written by God. You can believe what you’re reading.