9 – Interpretation of Scripture

A written document must be interpreted properly in order to be understood correctly. As we’ve seen in previous lectures, the Bible is far more important than any other book in the world, so interpreting it is a far more solemn task—one that requires careful diligence in rightly dividing the Word of truth, as we see in 2 Timothy 2:15. One of the first questions that we ask, when reading a passage of Scripture, is, “What does this passage mean?” It is essential that believers understand accurately what the Bible teaches. Well, where do we learn how to approach the interpretation of Scripture? The answer is from the Bible itself.

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