2 Timothy 3: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
The word “inspiration” used here literally means “God breathed.” Paul is not telling us that writers over the years had good “religious inspirations” and wrote them down. Instead, Paul is telling us that God literally breathed into people His truth like a flute player breathes into the instrument to produce the sound. In addition, this word also tells us that God didn’t just give some people His philosophy on life and then left town. The same powerful, dynamic, creative energy God put into the writing of His word remains there today. To understand what this means, think again about music. Music can still emotionally speak to us hundreds of years after the composer who wrote a melody has died. The “power”of the music remains in the composition and can still be useful to stir us to action or tears. In a similar way, God has breathed into the words of the Bible a composition that can transform the soul, a melody so beautiful no symphony ever dreamed of could come close. The power of this melody will never diminish, never grow old in the hearing and can always transform us – if we are willing to truly hear it.