God Authored All Scripture For Our Benefit

God Authored All Scripture For Our Benefit



As you​ delve more and​ more into the Book of​ Hebrews, you​ will become aware of​ something you​ have never seen before: namely, the author of​ Hebrews is​ more emphatic than any other Bible writer about one major theme; God wrote all the Old Testament Scriptures.

this​ author quoted at​ least thirty one Old Testament Scriptures in​ the book of​ Hebrews. Even when he knew the name of​ the human instrument that God used to​ write Scripture, this​ author spoke as​ though the Scripture was penned by God himself. for​ him, God wrote the Old Testament without the use of​ a​ human instrument even though He used them.

As you​ study this​ fascinating book, look for​ the above attribute throughout. this​ will be such a​ great blessing to​ you. Why can’t modern teachers, pastors, academics and​ scholars have the same view of​ (and​ respect for) the Holy Scriptures as​ this​ special, Godly author of​ Hebrews?

Here is​ just a​ sampling of​ the Old Testament Scriptures the author quoted in​ the Book of​ Hebrews. in​ each and​ every case, our author of​ Hebrews declared that God wrote each Scripture, even though they had human penmen. See below how he demonstrates that God wrote them.

Heb 1:5
5 for​ unto which of​ the angels said he at​ any time, Thou art my Son, this​ day have I begotten thee? and​ again, I will be to​ him a​ Father, and​ he shall be to​ me a​ Son? (KJV)

Two Old Testament Scriptures are quoted here, Ps. 2: 7 and​ 2 Samuel 7: 14. David wrote the Psalm; Samuel wrote the one that bears his name. But notice how our author demonstrated that God himself wrote these two Old Testament Scriptures for​ us; look at​ the expression, “said he.”

in​ other words, the Hebrews author always quoted the Old Testament in​ such a​ way as​ to​ leave no doubt: God wrote the Old Testament. Above, he used the expression, “he said” for​ “God said.” Notice, however, that he never remotely implied that either David or​ Samuel said anything in​ this​ verse. for​ this​ author, God wrote the Old Testament.

Now, look at​ the next verse, Hebrews 1: 6. We shall see the same thing.

Heb 1:6
and​ again, when he bringeth in​ the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, and​ let all the angels of​ God worship him. (KJV)

this​ verse is​ a​ quote from Dt. 32: 34. Notice here also the expression, “he saith.” Again, the author never implied that Moses wrote the above Scripture. By using “he saith” as​ he did above, he again​ shows his belief that God wrote it. for​ him, God authored all Old Testament Scripture.

Heb 1:7
7 and​ of​ the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and​ his ministers a​ flame of​ fire.
(KJV)

The above verse quotes Psalms 104: 4. But notice! He used “he saith” again. to​ this​ author, God authored this​ Psalm also. Why cannot modern writers, preachers and​ theologians have the same confidence that God was the author of​ Scripture?

Now see the next two Old Testament Scriptures quoted below.

Heb 1:8
8 But unto the Son​ he saith, Thy throne, O God, is​ for​ ever and​ ever: a​ sceptre of​ righteousness is​ the sceptre of​ thy kingdom. (KJV)

Heb 1:13
But to​ which of​ the angels said he at​ any time, Sit on​ my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? (KJV)

Notice “he saith” in​ verse 8 above and​ “said he” in​ verse 13 above. for​ this​ author, God authored the Old Testament. What a​ thrill to​ see the pattern for​ modern scholarship so clearly given. Hebrews is​ the most unusual New Testament book.

Following the lead from the author of​ Hebrews, Scripture was and​ still stands written by God himself. as​ such, you​ can believe and​ depend on​ what it​ says. Furthermore, when you​ are troubled about what a​ particular Scripture means, ask yourself, “What does this​ Scripture say?” you​ will, then, have the answer to​ what it​ means.

Finally, Paul summed it​ up for​ us. He said “God breathed” all Scripture to​ profit us in​ at​ least six areas. Find them for​ your​ own benefit in​ the verses below.

2 Tim 3:16-17
16 All scripture is​ given by inspiration​ of​ God, and​ is​ profitable for​ doctrine, for​ reproof, for​ correction, for​ instruction​ in​ righteousness:

17 That the man of​ God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
(KJV)

God wrote it​ with His own breath even though He used human instruments. Therefore, you​ can trust it. you​ can stand​ on​ it. you​ can step out on​ it. He said what He meant to​ say in​ it. What does a​ Scripture mean? it​ means whatever that Scripture says.




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