Christian Writing and ministry

Why did God, write the Bible?

God said in 2 Timothy 3:16

(BBE) Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness

(ERV) All Scripture is given by God. And all Scripture is useful for teaching and for showing people what is wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching the right way to live.

(KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Why?

(BBE) So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.

(BBE) So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.

(KJV-BRG) That the man of God may be perfect (mature), throughly furnished unto all good works.

This should be out purpose in writing, ministry and prophecy.

No one in the Bible was paid to write or prophecy. or did this for gain or recognition. They were more concerned with what God told them to write and realized the honour they had been given by God to write for him and tell others was about what he had given them to write or prophecy.

When you write or prophesy, God is asking you to do it to tell others what He desires them to know and it is an honour and a privilege.

In a sense, you are on holy ground and it should be approached that way.

Do not ask for money or for anything else.  You are charging for what God has freely given you and show you do not believe Matt 6:33.

Royalties or payments or other benefits may result but you should you not write for these purposes or you might end up like the servant of Namaan (2 Kings 5) who wanted to profit from what God gave for free.

Making money or obtaining other benefits is not necessary because we write or prophecy out of love for our spiritual step-brother, Jesus, to promote Him, whom we love, and his purposes.  The relationship we have with Him is reward enough to write or prophecy for Him.

Telling others what God says is a gift and a privilege and should be approached as such.  The God of this universe has chosen you to represent Him in some way!  We should feel humbled for having been chosen and should joy and delight in the relationship with Jesus that has allowed this to happen.

So, examine your purpose for writing as God will determine your rewards by this. If you write for earthly rewards or gain then you have your reward on earth.  If you write out of love without a desire for gain or reward then great will be your rewards in heaven.