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June 19, 2011

 The Miracle of Inspiration

Part Three     

The Scriptural Importance

of a Single Word

     In Scripture, God breathed every word, and often a particular word makes all the difference in meaning.  Let us look at a few examples of a single word in the Bible.  When we think about God writing the Bible, we can see how careful He was to record the precise words He gave to the authors.  We could cite many example, but these few will make the point that every word comes from God.

Matthew 2:15, Page 1503

“He remained there until the death of Herod.  This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON.”

        The Term “Egypt.”    In Matthew 2:15, page 1503, the term “Egypt” specifies a geographical location, as predicted through the prophet Hosea hundreds of years before Christ was born (Hosea 11:1, page 1423).  We read that Joseph and Mary  took the baby Jesus and travelled to Egypt to avoid the murderous search by King Herod (Matthew 2:13-15, page 1503).   Matthew focused his history in this passage upon the single term “Egypt.”

Matthew 13:35, Page 1503

“This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.”

       The Term “Parables.”  In Matthew 13:35, page 1503, the term “parables,” used in Psalm 78:2, page 930, describes the method of communication Jesus used to speak to the crowds.  He said he did not speak to them without a parable.  Jesus focused His message upon the word “parables” here.

Matthew 22:44, Page 1542

THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, ‘SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET.'”

       The Term “My Lord.”  In Matthew 22:44, page 1542,  and Luke 20:42, page 1642, Jesus quoted Psalm 110:1, page 968.  Jesus based His explanation in Matthew and Luke upon the single word “my,” and that “yod” in Hebrew represents a small stroke of the pen, to change “LORD” into “My Lord.”

John 19:37, Page 1695

“And again Scripture says, ‘THEY SHALL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED.'”

       The Term “Pierced.”   In John 19:37, page 1695, we read that a soldier “pierced” the side of Jesus, and the piercing was predicted by Zechariah 12:10, page 1491.  Notice too that in John 19:36, page 1695, we read the prediction that no a single bone of Jesus would be “broken,” quoting Exodus 12:46, page 108.

Galatians 3:16, Page 1822

“Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed.  He does not say, ‘And to seeds,’ as referring to many, but rather to one, ‘And to your seed,’ that is Christ.

       The Term Seed.  In Galatians 3:16, page 1822, we read that God recorded the term “seed” for a very good reason.  By the singular term “seed,” God was referring to Christ, all the way back in Genesis 22:18, page 32 (compare Acts 3:25, page 1704).

      So we learn about the inspiration of the Word of God today.

    ●  The Word of God means that God communicated precise words to the authors of the Bible.

     ●  The Word of God means that we may rely upon the each word of the Bible as true and trustworthy.

       ●  The Word of God means that the miracle of inspiration includes all the words of the Bible.  Jesus chose the names of people, and supernaturally predicted events hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of years before they came to pass.  

Application for Today

        We should recognize that the Word of God deserves careful study of each word.  God used words to communicate His truths to us.  We can rest assured that not a single word of the Bible will fail.  Will you study the words of God in the Bible so that you will know the will of God for your life today?

 

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