Have you ever wondered why the Bible (the Scriptures) is always vivid and alive not only in its literary content but in every detail of our lives today? In other words, the Scriptures is always fresh to our mind and soul without any archaic notions.
When you read, for example, Chaucer’s literary works of the thirteen century today, you might feel very distant in its literary form and its content for your eyes and in sound for your ears. You may feel old is old. That is your natural and common reaction.
Why don’t you feel the several-thousand-year-old Bible any old today? It might be that you have been exposed to the Bible often. Or you used to it by exercising your mental faculty to the common bible stories.
The real reason which makes the Scriptures fresh is a “spirit.” For example, do you see Christmas or Easter is different from the other seasons? How about the Olympics? You may see the spirit of Olympics where the nations are united and pursuing the same goals in the sporting events. That is a “spirit” of sportsmanship in the Olympics.
The Scriptures is inspired (God-breathed) by God (the Holy Spirit) as we read 2 Timothy 3:16 NASB,
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.”
The Holy Spirit is the One who reveals what Jesus (God) has done for us as we read John 14:26 NASB,
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
It is the Spirit that makes all Scripture fresh and vivid in order to communicate the spiritual things according to His will. The following passage of 1 Corinthians 2:13 NIV gives us the summation:
“This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.” – T
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