“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:20-21
Hello friends and make sure to PREPARE yourself for this IMPORTANT message … Are you ready?? The Bible interprets ITSELF! I know, incredible right!? I tell you all about this life-changing principle in this week’s new video “Language, History, Context with Keith Johnson” linked below. You’ve heard the expression before that “context is king” and that’s exactly what I’m getting at in today’s message. The Apostle Peter explains this same thing in our opening scripture when he explains that prophecy has Divine origin. Yes! Scripture comes from God, therefore, our interpretation should NOT come from our own ungodly ideas, feelings, sensitivities and/or not-so-good intentions. On the flip side, when we learn to study the context of the Bible, the Holy Spirit will interpret FOR US. One simple thing you can do to allow God to interpret his own book is buy yourself a good study Bible with notes and introductions that help you understand the original CONTEXT. Another think you can do is watch online videos like the ones I create or listen to sermons from your pastor to help you COMPARE Scripture with Scripture (another way the Bible will interpret itself). Put those two principles into practice in your Bible reading experience to get yourself even more in step with God’s will for your life!
What is your view of the Bible? Who wrote it?
Do you think we can let the Bible “interpret itself” and how can we do this?
Watch my new video “Language, History, Context with Keith Johnson” linked below and explain one BIG thing you’ve learned from your own Bible study!