Saturday 1/20 ~ Read it. Love it. Absorb it.

The scripture for today, January 20 (1/20), is 2nd Peter 1:20f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

365LifeChangingScriptures-Front-Thumbnail“Above all, you must understand that no Prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 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.”

Isn’t this interesting? It’s a definition of prophecy. Prophecy is Scripture. It isn’t just telling the future. It’s telling the mind of God. Sometimes in the Old Testament God warned his people that if they did so-and-so, this would happen, but if they did such-and-such, that would happen.

But ultimately all prophecy was telling people how much God loved them and wanted them, in the long run, to be happy. The Old Testament has much of that in it, and all the New Testament does. It is your Creator’s Words.

1st Corinthians 13 says prophecies will cease and they did when we got the entire Word of God, the entire Bible.  If someone prophesied today, it would be unfair to the rest of the world, for prophecy is scripture. The rest of the world would be cheated out of knowing the complete Word of God.

You are so blessed that you do not have to guess what is on God’s mind. Many other religions have to guess ~ Hinduism, Buddhism, and so on. But you have God’s very own words in black and white to read over and over whenever you like ~ prophecy which is Scripture.

 Read it.

     Absorb it.

          Love it.

               It was written by the Lover of your Soul.

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2 thoughts on “Saturday 1/20 ~ Read it. Love it. Absorb it.

  1. BETH

    We usually think of prophecy as fortelling the future, but there is another sense in which a man may be a prophet.

    “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort” (1 Cor. 14:3).

    Notice there are three things he does in his teaching. Even this person should not presume to speak from himself, but only the words of God. It is not up to him to “interpret” (go below the surface of what is said to give his own meaning) but only teach what God has taught.

    Jesus interpred a parable in Mark 4:34 (gave the sense and meaning), and he was qualified to do so. Men today have no such qualification.

    Luke 24:27 also tells what the parable means, as Jesus, the son of God, thoroughly translated it.

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