In our previous lesson, we looked at the big, theological word “Hermeneutics” that in summary means the guidelines we use to properly understand the Bible so that we can apply it in the way God wants it applied.
Instead of simply listing “Hermeneutical Principles,” guidelines to help us interpret things properly, which can be very helpful, but often don’t make a lot of sense out of context,
We looked at Jeremiah 29:11, the very popular verse that says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
And by applying hermeneutical principles of looking at the words in their original language, at the context of history, and context of the passage itself, and finally the tool of Principlizing we got a correct interpretation of it.
Please go HERE for the complete previous lesson.
In this lesson, here are THREE more Hermeneutical tools that will help us properly interpret the Bible
1. Understand genre—is it a comic book or a cookbook?
2. Beware of the hapax—passages or words mentioned only once
3. Embrace humility—we know so little and so many have gone before us, not one of us is the final authority or expert and so we apply this by using the tools given to us by others in the Body of Christ.
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