So what does it mean when we say that the Bible is the “inspired” Word of God.
Here is a word picture for you: imagine any great trumpeter standing before you and playing his or her heart out. Can you not only hear, but actually feel the music?
If you are imagining Louis Armstrong as the trumpeter, there would be no doubt in your mind that the breath, the lips, the choice of notes – all that comes from the great, himself. Ah, but the trumpet – that is something separate, distinctive, different. It is the vehicle, the instrument through which the great jazz man played.
In the same way the biblical authors, from Moses through John, were the instruments through whom God breathed His love, wisdom, and life. God is the Great Musician, and the Bible is inspired because His very breath blows through it!