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

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 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 themselves wanted to do or say. They were human, but their message was God's word because the Holy Spirit moved them to speak and guided their words. This makes what we have in Scripture from the prophets more than precious: we are given the very words of God! (cf. 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 that essential message to us in the Bible and preserving it through times of persecution, hardship, and opposition. Please use those same Scriptures to ignite a whole new revival in my heart and throughout our land. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"Let all that I am praise the LORD. O LORD my God, how great you are! ... The winds are your messengers, flames of fire are your servant."
A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"[Jesus said,] "Until John the Baptist, the law of Moses and the messages of the prophets were your guides. But now the Good News of the Kingdom of God..."
A daily devotional about God's power for our battles.
"In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for....."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Conscience accuses no longer. Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him. Memory..."

Illustration

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.