God Speaks through Words Once Spoken

by Frank Jones


"Before issuing the well-known charge to Timothy to 'preach the word' (2 Tim. 4:2), Paul reminds him that the Bible is 'breathed out by God' (2 Tim. 3:16). Scripture has its origin directly in God such that the words of the Bible are God's words. However, the striking thing we discover as we look more broadly through Scripture to discern the theological character of the word is that God continues to speak today through the words that he once spoke. Scripture is not simply a depository and record of words that God spoke at some time in the past; it is the script that he continues to speak today. Scripture presents itself as a living thing." (Griffiths, Jonathan. Preaching in the New Testament: An Exegetical and Biblical-theoglocial Study, NSBT. Intervarsity Press, 2017,9)