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Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth

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Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth

Here are some biblical principles that are commonly considered as key to rightly dividing the word of truth!


Understanding the context, in which a particular verse or passage is written, is crucial.

This includes, considering the historical, cultural, and literary context of the passage.

Reading surrounding verses, chapters, and even the entire book, can help provide a more accurate understanding, of the intended meaning.

Scripture Interprets Scripture!

The Bible is its own best interpreter. When trying to understand a specific passage, it's important to compare it with other related passages, and let the Scriptures, provide insight and clarity.

Literal And Figurative Language!

Recognize when the text is using literal language, or employing figures of speech, such as metaphors, similes, allegories, and parables.

Properly distinguishing between literal and figurative language, helps avoid misinterpretation.

Intent Of The Writer!

Seek to understand what the original author intended to communicate to their readers.

This involves considering the historical and cultural background of the time, in which the text was written.

Consistency With The Whole Bible!

Ensure that interpretations align with the overall teachings and principles, of the entire Bible.

The Bible does not contradict itself, so interpretations should be in harmony, with the broader message of scripture.

The Role Of Jesus Christ!

Recognize the centrality of Jesus in the Bible.

Many Old Testament passages, find their fulfillment and meaning, in Christ.

Look for connections to Jesus and His redemptive work.

Holy Spirit Guidance!

Rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit for understanding.

Believe that the Holy Spirit helps believers comprehend, and apply the truths of the scripture.

Prayer And Humility!

Approach the study of scripture with prayer, humility, and a teachable heart.

Recognize that human understanding is limited, and seek God's wisdom, in interpreting His Word.

Avoid Personal Bias!

Be aware of personal biases, and preconceived notions that might influence your interpretation of the Scriptures.

Strive for objectivity, and a willingness to be corrected by the Word of God.

Be Diligent In Your Study!

Remember that interpreting the Bible, is a lifelong endeavor.

These principles can serve as guidelines, for "Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth!"

However, it also requires ongoing study, reflection, and a willingness to learn from other members of the Body of Christ, which is His Church!