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Cat 2 Def 3 Divine Inspiration
AG Ever been inspired to do something? Who/what inspired you? God inspired men to
write the Holy Scriptures. Explain the meaning and the significance of divine inspiration.
Road Map 1. What Divine inspiration means 2. What it means for us
1. What Divine inspiration means
Divine means proceeding from God (Dictionary.com)
Inspiration “In the context of the Scriptures, the word inspiration simply means “God-
Breathed.” Inspiration communicates to us the fact the Bible truly is the Word of God,
and makes the Bible unique among all other books.” –GotQuestions.org
2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for
reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
When we say that scripture was divinely inspired, we basically mean the Bible is the
Living Breath of God. How He inspired men to write, I do not know. I do know that the
Spirit of the Lord would burn in the hearts of those He desired to speak through.
Jeremiah 20:9 “If I say, I will not mention Him, or speak any more in His name, there is
in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones ,and I am weary with holding it
in, and I cannot.” When God decides to speak, He uses us, though we may be stubborn,
to communicate His Word to His people.
2. What it means for us Because God is infallible, Holy, and all-knowing, the fact the it
is He who inspired Scripture, means that we can trust the Bible. We can have faith in the
Word, draw strength daily from it. A divinely inspired selection of literature is not tainted by the authorship of a sinful man.
Conclusion 1. What Divine inspiration means 2. What it means for us
AG Authors of the Bible inspired by God.