Why Is ‘That’ In the Bible?

Just a quick thought for the day; have you ever wondered why the Bible writers included the stuff they did when they came to write down their accounts?

The obvious answer is that they were inspired to do so. But the Bible writers weren’t simply dictation machines; taking down notes without actually being aware of it. It is very clear that many of the writers took time to research and think through what they were going to write. Take this quote from Luke for example:

I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,  so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. (Luke 1:3-4)

So, why did they include what they included and why did they not include some other stuff? I’d be interested to know your thoughts.

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