Today's Verse: 2 Peter 1:21

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
— 2 Peter 1:21
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Where did Scripture come from? What is the basis of our faith in the Bible and the Gospel? Peter wants us to realize that the prophets of ancient times, God's servants, didn't bake up their own private recipes for their prophecies. Instead, they could only move and respond to what God was doing in them, not what they wanted to do or say. They were human, but their messages were God's word because the Holy Spirit moved them to speak and guided them in what they said. This makes what we have in Scripture from the prophets more than precious. We have been given the very words of God! (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

My Prayer...

Almighty God, thank you for inspiring ordinary people to give us your extraordinary message in common, everyday language. Thank you for delivering your essential messages to us in the Bible through your prophets. Thank you for preserving your truth through persecution, hardship, and opposition. Please use those same Scriptures to ignite a new revival in my heart and in your creation, in our day. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of 2 Peter 1:21 — For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.