BCL Grow: Harmony of Scripture — 2 Peter 1:21
2 Peter 1:21 (Revelation)
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.. — 2 Peter 1:21
“When one considers the vastness of the Scripture, the variety of authors, the diversity and complexity of topics, and different geographical locations, backgrounds, and time periods—combined with the fact that the canon was not assembled by a single individual or group who could have imposed such unity—it becomes all the more noteworthy that there is such remarkable theological harmony throughout these books.” — Michael J. Kruger, Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books, p. 142.
Steps to Take
1. Reflect: Think about the beauty and harmony of all of Scripture and how it fits together in unity to reveal God’s salvation of his people in Christ Jesus. Consider how so many things in this world pass away, but God’s word still remains.
2. Remember: Peter, quoting from Isaiah 40:6-8, reminds us how the word of the Lord remains forever (1 Pet. 1:23-25). These are the Scriptures that human authors wrote under the divine authority and power of the Holy Spirit. The imprint of God, the divine author of the Bible, can be seen and heard in all the pages—its beauty, harmony, perfection, and purity—which can be found in no other written book. God has preserved his word for us so that his people may be born again as new creatures “through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Pet. 1:23).
3. Rejoice: Delight in the word of God and always give thanks for the Bible you hold in your hands, for God has graciously put his word in writing so that we may be able to enjoy it, learn from it, and proclaim it to others. Rejoice that God’s word stands forever because it is his eternal word.
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