OLH: True and False Teachers – Discerning the Difference
2 Peter 2
Last week the text of 2 Peter 1 ended with the verse, “Prophecy (Scripture) never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” I have been thinking about that phrase all week, “carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
Theologians have given this a term when speaking about Scripture – Organic Inspiration. What that means is that in the speaking and writing of Scripture, it’s 100% human involvement and 100% God involvement.
This seems to be a good description of what everyday life can be, should be, why not have it be – living life in Christ. Organically inspired! Meaning, being carried along by the Holy Spirit – 100% God and our involvement – all of me and all of God.
There’s a song, once quite popular, by John Legend, titled All of Me. It’s not a song about relationship with God. Its focus is on a romantic relationship between people. It’s hallmark lyric when the song soars is, “All of me loves all of you.”
And I’m back to organic inspiration. The integration of faith and life, in living life in Christ, being carried along by the Holy Spirit involves my life, God’s love, my faith, God’s strength and power at work in me, 100% God and 100% human involvement, all of me loves all of God and God absolutely loves me. Even with all my imperfections.
Organic inspiration seems important for understanding and reading Scripture as well as important for living life well.
As we dive into chapter 2 of 2nd Peter, be good to keep this idea of organic inspiration at the forefront of our exploration of it.
See you Sunday!