- 1 a : a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
- 2 : the act of drawing in; specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs
Inspiration, a word used to describe a common act such as drawing air into the lungs, or a complex act of explaining a new idea intellectual or spiritual, and even influencing someone or group by opinions, suggestions. Inspiration is a word used to describe how the Bible was written; the inspired word of God is the only accurate description of the Bible. Now how can you say such a thing?
As I will admit to you I have limited time to expose myself and read all literature that has been written so this article will come to you from a limited standpoint of what I have read. There are many people more qualified than I to write this article, but I felt it needed to be tackled. My experience though is this: books tend to pass away and become dated. Homer did a powerful job of writing. The existence of his works proves it, and they have been translated into many languages.
Yet, the style in which Homer used has become dated. It seems that Homer is respected for being an ancient writer that is still being read. Even today Homer is not as well read as he was 50 or hundred years ago. Yet, even over a longer period of time the Bible has been accurately recorded and handed down over a longer period of time.
The Bible has been changed! But the Bible when changed, does not last very long as a viable work or literature. A Bible that has been modified by new ideas is no longer inspired word of God. Yes, it may have some of the structure and ideas that the Bible has but has added corruption. These modified “bibles” certainly appear to have a time in the limelight, but soon get weeded out. (Just to be rediscovered and re-entered as a new idea, so sad)
This process of weeding out inaccuracies over time is not a normal pathway for a book to take. In this age of remakes, parodies, sequels, and the like of movies, modernization of movies and books, it is commonplace for changes/updates to happen to literature to make it more relevant to today. However, the Bible has not taken the same route. Its purity and relevance is eternally founded with its source author and inspiration through mankind. (Many men authors, only one eternal God, who authored, breathed the word of God to man)
The Bibles route has been much more interesting, it lends evidence to have a life of its own, and with its own biologic immune system that keeps itself pure through time and translation. (In time killing off infections of the Word )Hence, the Bible is called the living word. It not only preserves literature but it also preserves life itself. The Bible has been described as the one book that understands humanity, people, and me. In my opinion, understanding implies intelligence and life. Let us reason!
The essence of life has never changed! Our technology and things that make life more bearable have changed immensely. But the simple essence of life has not changed from the beginning . There is no book that has ever compared to the number one bestseller of all time called the Bible.
Read the Bible for any reason, the Bible will either soften your heart or harden your heart. If it hardens your heart you will want to change the Bible to something more palatable to you. If you read the Bible and your heart becomes soft, the living words will begin to change you and move/lead you into a reality that you thought impossible. It will call you into faith in things that you cannot see, or even imagine in most instances.
A good solid translation or version of the Bible will serve well to lead you in life. all the way to everlasting life. The inspired word of God is the deepest most unchanging hope mankind has ever been given. There is perfection in the word of God which requires a helper to understand. Yes, the helper is available to you for the asking. There is no special formula to obtain the help, just some kind of understanding that you need help from God to understand His Word.
I pray God’s inspired word will soften your heart. I pray that you will enter the struggle to understand reality; it is not easy or for the fainthearted. Fortunately, we have a help, which will always give us boldness and wisdom for the wise choice to walk more strongly with God or you can choose to faint away at any time. God is a God of many chances; forgiveness is paramount with God’s interaction with mankind.
Choose to walk with God in full acknowledgment of your imperfection, because God is perfect in understanding with respect to your relationship with Him. God is perfect, and through the cross of Jesus Christ, he has chosen to give you freely at His cost the same perfection and is calling you to it today. Yes, right now God is calling you! It is a choice that is put into your finite hands, and it is absolutely your choice. My advice, enter into to God’s rest in his perfection. The gospel of God is following you, chasing you and desires to have fellowship with you.
My prayer for you today is this: May God’s gospel, love, and blessing be invited to dwell with you even today. May life’s entrapments not discourage you as you walk toward truth eternal. As you experience temporary loss, may the hope and faith of eternal fellowship with God and redemption of all bad be ever your vision and hope. To God be all honor and glory as we walk and live this current life. Amen