Daily Lift – November 29, 2019

The Message and the Messenger

When a message is borne by one on behalf of another, it may be common to confuse the message with the messenger, and the messenger with the one for whom he bore the message. In the case of Holy Scripture, Paul the apostle told Timothy that such was given by inspiration of God. The Greek word translated as “inspiration” defines as “God-breathed,” which gives us to understand that the Almighty used mortal men to communicate a Divine and immortal message. Peter explained that holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, and that no prophecy of Scripture was of the prophet’s own personal interpretation. Though delivered through men, the Scriptures are not the words of men, but of God. Far more than the literary work of mortals, the Scriptures are a Divine revelation. Confuse not the message with the messenger.

Written by David Hayes Prophater