How God Speaks: The Sufficiency of Scripture (II Timothy 3:16-17)

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“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” At the beginning of creation, God spoke, and God has continued speaking ever since. The Bible is a record of God’s communications to mankind and mankind’s responses to God’s speaking. God speaks, even if man does not always listen.
How God speaks to man today is a subject that is worth our consideration. How we live daily will be determined by our beliefs regarding how God speaks. Some believe that God still gives special revelation to individuals, just as He did to the prophets of old. Some believe God speaks to them personally, revealing plans and giving specific directions. Others believe that God is done speaking, and we must do our best with what we already know. Which view is correct?
The truth is found in a proper understanding of what God has already said. God has spoken, and His words for us were inspired and have been preserved for us today. It is true that God is still speaking today, but He is speaking to us through the pages of scripture. God does not use dreams and prophetic revelations as He did in the past because His written word has been completed, and it contains all the information that we need. Scripture is sufficient. We do not need further revelation from God. We need to immerse ourselves in the Word God has given so that we might walk in the light that it casts on our path.