Correctly Interpreting Scripture
2 Peter 1:20

The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2016, Max D. Hutto,

“But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation.” 2 Peter 1:20 NASB

It is important to note that Scripture did not simply come from the minds and intellects of the prophets and writers. The foundation for Scripture was God Himself and not the prophet’s own interpretation and ideas. The originating source was not man but God. When we study Scripture, we must interpret it by looking at what God is saying and not by what we think or by what we want it to say.

Lord Jesus, as I study Your Word, the Bible, guide me to correctly understand it. I seek to know and obey Your Word so that I will glorify You in all I do.


  May 13, 2016

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