I am a follower of Jesus who is absolutely in love with the Word of God, how to study it, and enjoy helping others increase their knowledge of the Word of God for the purpose of knowing who He is and our relationship to Him.
I am nowhere near perfect, but try my best to take what the Lord teaches me through His Word and learn to live it out with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
As we often say when studying the Bible, Context is King. Understanding a Scripture in the context of the supporting verses is vital to true and correct interpretation. Here is an example…..
Perhaps you’ve heard that no one can do anything apart from Jesus. You may have been told this saying refers to our complete reliance upon God. Or, you may have read this phrase during leadership or evangelism training, urging your frequent communication with Jesus.
Context matters. When we learn to read the Bible in context—not just as a collection of memorable phrases—we’ll find that some familiar verses take on richer and deeper meanings.
Another great “Context Matters” article by Ryan Higginbottom
Perhaps you’ve heard that Christians need to taste and see that the Lord is good, that God’s blessings extend to all of our senses. Maybe you’ve been given this encouragement in the context of celebrating the Lord’s Supper or as a reminder that God cares for your body. You may even have been told that “taste and see” means that God wants you to have all of the material blessings you can name.