Human Will Versus God’s Will

For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21

The temptation to make God in our image is great. It is, arguably, the most extreme form of arrogance aside from blatant atheism. Yet we are all so easily tempted by it. A few days ago I mention the prosperity gospel. Those of us with property want to justify our greed so we manipulate Scripture to “bless” our avarice.

Similarly, we construct a god who justifies our values and worldview. It is convenient but spiritually bankrupt.

Peter makes a clear statement that the Word of God comes from God Himself. Implicit in Peter’s picture is the triune God. Father, Son (Word) and Spirit are active in presenting God’s will and plan to humanity. Peter also stresses that its origin is miles away from our broken hearts.

So an approach to God that is humble and faith-filled will be blessed as God speaks directly to the needy heart through His Word and Spirit.

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