The scriptures are God breathed, living and active. This is true, and there are many out there who would have a hard time marrying the fact that the word of God, that is God breathed, was written by people flawed imperfect people.
Today I was reading Jeremiah 32, and I was having a hard time with the statement the writer makes about how God brings punishment for the fathers’ sins into the laps of their children after them. This is a hard thing to understand about God, that he would punish the grandchildren or great grand children for the fathers sins. Then I was thinking is their a way that the writer of Jeremiah in that moment of writing was being mellow dramatic? How often do the writers of scripture seem to say things that seem very emotional very reactive to maybe their current situation or circumstance in that moment, and if maybe the writer is being emotional in what he is writing, how can the word of God still be God breathed, how can it make true statements about who God is?
You may be getting frustrated with me at this point for questing the truth of the scripture, but, Just because I question it (doesn’t mean I’m going to hell) Just because I have a hard time understanding the scriptures doesn’t mean that I am no longer a believer. The word of God calls us not to have blind faith, and so, I wonder sometimes about the writers of the scripture. I am pretty sure that some of the writings of scripture reflect the emotional state of the person writing in the moment.
So then the question than comes again to mind, how could Gods word still be living and active and breathed by him? It seems to me that the question happens most often when the writer is expressing a strong feeling or emotion about what they are writing. As if emotions and feelings make Gods word flawed.
These thoughts might be out there, I’m not sure, but it kind of helps me!
Speaking requires breath.
God spoke/breathed and it brought life.
God’s breath/words brought dust from the ground to life, Us.
We are God Breathed, the breath of life, the breath of God is moving through us, we breath it in and out.
Our words are possible because he first spoke and brought us to life.
Our emotional self is part of who God spoke/breathed us to be.
The words that men wrote, the man God Breathed into life.
Is the word God breathed, because we are God breathed?
Maybe that is part of it, part of why God has said the word is God breathed.
Maybe it is also a Mystery.
Maybe just because it’s a Mystery we should keep seeking to understand it.
We should also not push it aside because we don’t understand it or even agree on it.
I don’t think I am a very good writer, but I do think about a whole lot of stuff. I love our amazing awesome gracious God and I think He continues to call us further into Him, As C.S. Lewis wrote, “further up and further in.”