How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
The Holy Spirit is the divine author of all Scripture. If this doctrine is true — and it is — then the implications are so profound and far-reaching that every part of our lives should be affected. Because the Holy Spirit is the author of Scripture, it is true (Psalm 119:142) and altogether reliable (Hebrews 6:18).
- It is powerful, working its purpose in our hearts (1 Thessalonians 2:13) and not returning empty to the One who sent it (Isaiah 55:10–11).
- It is pure, like silver refined in a furnace seven times (Psalm 12:6).
- It is sanctifying (John 17:17).
- It gives life (Psalm 119:37, 50, 93, 107; John 6:63; Matthew 4:4).
- It makes wise (Psalm 19:7; 119:99–100).
- It gives joy (Psalm 19:8; 119:16, 92, 111, 143, 174) and promises great reward (Psalm 19:11)
- It gives strength to the weak (Psalm 119:28) and comfort to the distraught (Psalm 119:76) and guidance to the perplexed (Psalm 119:105) and salvation to the lost (Psalm 119:155; 2 Timothy 3:15).
- The wisdom of God in Scripture is inexhaustible.
(Excerpted from You Version’s Bible Plan “Hearing God Speak” by John Piper). If you are interested in viewing the many reading plans offered by You Version, click the link YouVersion or download the app.