We’ve been surveying through the Bible and now come to II Samuel. I love the story narratives of scripture but sometimes you see a verse that stands out. Last week was, “Thy gentleness hath made me great”. Here’s another one with a great doctrine in it. David said in verse 2, “The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and His word was in my tongue.” I hear people occasionally say, “Well you know men wrote the Bible.” That is a half-truth. Men were the means, but God was the author of all scripture. Some folks believe there is a God, in a very general mush sort of way, but no God who communicates directly with man. What kind of God would He be that would create a race of men and then not communicate His will to them? It would be senseless.
God not only made us, but He talks with us through what we call inspiration of His written word. Paul said, “All scripture is given by inspiration (breathing) of God, and is profitable…” God not only created the host of heaven with the “breath of his mouth”, but also breathed His word into men’s minds and mouths. He protected and guided their writings. Peter said in his book, “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” David said here the Lord spake by him and, “His word was in my tongue!”
I am so glad for God’s inspired word. I also believe as Psalms 12 says that He would “preserve His word forever”!!! I have an old King James Bible, which I was saved from, it claims by the translators to be an exact translation and it is authoritative and powerful. I use it as God’s inspired, preserved word. Praise God! God bless you.