God has used many faithful men and women as His servants, ambassadors and mouthpieces. For example, he chose prophets to give His message to the nation of Israel. We find Scriptural proof for this practice in 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV): “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” This also explains that faithful prophets’ words came from God and were recorded in the Bible. Therefore, the Bible is God’s inspired, trustworthy Word!
Here are three specific examples in the Old and New Testaments where God spoke through man:
Moses is a well-known leader in the Old Testament. He brought the children of Israel out of Egypt and received the Law. Exodus 24:3(NIV) reads, “Moses went and told the people all the Lord’s words and laws.” A second Old Testament example is Jeremiah the prophet. “But the Lord said to me (Jeremiah), “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth” Jeremiah 1:7-9 (NIV).
An outstanding character in the New Testament is the Apostle Paul. The Lord says about Apostle Paul in Acts 9:15 (NIV): “This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” Yes, it is wonderful to recognize that God can use mere men and women to speak forth His truths!