Many authors penned the words, but only One God inspired the manuscript.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7).
Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers” (John 10:1-5).
Jesus is the door and the way. He is the good shepherd. His sheep hear him call their name and they follow Him. They know His voice.
In the process of writing books, co-authors are careful to keep the writer’s voice consistent. This can be difficult when you have two authors with very different writing styles. However, after a while, the voice becomes consistent, one and the same. I believe that when you read the Bible daily, you begin to recognize God’s voice. Many authors penned the words, but only One God inspired the manuscript.
Jesus said His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him. May we hear our Shepherd’s voice and follow only Him.