Living according to God’s word is the goal of reading and studying Scripture. In order for us to do that, we discussed a method that allows us to understand what the text says, what it means, and what we are supposed to do about it. The process for studying Scripture is the same no matter where we are reading: observe, interpret, apply. Once we have become familiar with the text by making observations, we move to interpretation. Ask questions of the text, find out who wrote it, why they wrote it, and use these questions to find out what it means. Once you know what it means, the next step is to live according to it. Through prayer and relying on the Holy Spirit, we can live according to the truth of God’s word.
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