About the holy men of God
Saint Nikolai Velimirovic
"Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21
This is witnessed by the Apostle Peter who himself was a holy man of God, a
rock of faith and a knight of the Cross. As a holy man of God he, by his
own personal experience, explains how the holy men of God spoke and what
they said and he says: "They spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."
However, they did not speak according to their own reasoning nor according
to their own memory nor according to their own speculation nor according to
their own eloquence but rather they spoke from the Spirit and according to
the Holy Spirit. The wisdom of God flowed through them and the truth of God
was revealed through them. Holy Scripture was not written with "the false
pen of the scribes" (Jeremiah 8:8), but was written by the servants and the
chosen ones of the Holy Spirit of God. Neither was Holy Scripture written
by men whose writing was a vocation, but rather it was written by the
saints of God, directed and compelled by the Spirit of God. Often, not even
wanting and, at times even protesting, they had to write as the Holy
Prophet Jeremiah witnesses saying: "I will not make mention of Him, nor
speak any more in His Name. But His word was in my heart as a burning fire
shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing and I could not stay"
O my brethren, Sacred Scripture is not of men but of God; it is not of the
earth but rather from heaven; neither is it from the body but from the
Spirit; yes, from the Holy Spirit of God. Inspired by the wisdom and truth
of the Holy Spirit, these holy men of God wrote: Prophets, Evangelists,
Apostles, Fathers, Teachers, Hierarchs and Shepherds.
O God the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and Truth, inspire us by Your
Life-creating breath, that we may recognize Wisdom and Truth and by Your
help to fulfill them.
To You be glory and thanks always. Amen.
Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
stood in the way of sinners nor sat in the seat of the pestilent.
But his will is rather in the law of the Lord, and in His law will he
meditate day and night. And he shall be like the tree wich is planted by
the streams of the waters, wich shall bring forth its fruit in its season;
and its leaf shall not fall, and all things whatsoever he may do shall
prosper. Not so are the ungodly, not so; but rather they are like the chaff
which the wind doth hurl away from the face of the earth. For this reason
shall the ungodly nor stand up in the judgment, nor sinners in the council
of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous and the way
of ungodly shall persih.