The Bible: God's Word!
The owner of a large company is about to go on a trip, but first he has to leave some instructions that have to be carried out in his absence. He calls in his secretary and dictates a memo to her. She is to see that everyone receives and carries out all of the instructions. In the memo, two people, John and James, are to be fired for sleeping on the job. Production and sales are down, therefore, 25 people will be laid off with lowest seniority, in two weeks. Beginning Monday, everyone will have to work ten hour shifts. The owner then signs the memo and tells the secretary to make sure everyone gets a copy and then he leaves for his trip.Now, when everyone reads the memo, whose authority is being carried out as John and James are being fired? The secretary wrote the memo, but who is in authority? Is everyone going to blame the secretary or the owner? Even though the secretary wrote the letter, the signature is the owners; therefore, it's as if he himself was the writer. He may not have been the one who had actually wrote it, but he is the author!
Likewise, when we read the Bible, men may have pinned it or wrote it, but God inspired it to be written, he is the author. These faithful men acted much like secretaries, writing as The Holy Spirit gave them what to write. When we understand that the Bible isn't just something that man wrote, but rather something that God inspired, then the Bible rises far above any other writing; it becomes the very Word from God and it is to carry his authority, just as if he had spoken the words directly to us. Prophecy is said to be God's signature; only he knows the end from the beginning and there are many prophecies that were fulfilled after these writers wrote what they wrote. These fulfilled prophecies give proof of an all knowing God. It gives proof to the authority that the Bible carries. Take the next few days thinking about that. If the Bible is the very word from God, then how should that affect your life from this day forward?
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV)
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:21 KJV)