Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rightly Dividing

May 22

Daily Bible Reading: John 8:21 – 36

Verse of the Day: John 8:31 – 32 – “Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Yesterday we saw that one can misuse Scripture, especially when trying to prove a point. So, what can we do to detect this misuse?

First, always check out what a person quotes. Did they quote it correctly? To see the proper use of a passage, first, gain a good overview of the Bible in its entirety. Then look at the book the passage is located in, what it eh main theme of that book. Narrow down to the chapter of the passage, and again what is the main theme in that passage. Finally, look at the verses surrounding the passage, see how they all fit together.

If we take time to check out what is said, we will quickly learn to discern the proper use of the Word.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, thank You for Your helping me to understand the Word of God. 

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