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How do we know if we understand the correct context when we study the Holy Bible?


I have often wonder why we sometimes if not often misunderstand the context of chapters and/or verses when we study God's word. One can read a verse or chapter a number of times believing they understand it's meaning , then suddenly we realize our initial understanding was wrong. Why, is it that correct context is so difficult, at times, to obtain the first time around when studying. Isn't context of God word the most important part of study? And how does one know when He/she undestands the correct context? So how important to you is context or does it matter to you?

 

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Best Answer Rich Kelley says

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23 months ago
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    graceinus 23 months ago

    Rich- Thanks for your answer. I have many hours of study and still there are times when I get these " verse that jump out at you moments". It's these moments when I believe the Holy Spirit opens up understanding. Without the Holy Spirit we're stuck.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 22 months ago

    A very good example, thank you


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19 months ago
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    graceinus 19 months ago

    Eric- Thank you for your coment. I'm happen to see this question still has interest by some. I too have learned from Rich's answer, which is why I ask questions, to learn from other's. Blessings

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    graceinus 23 months ago

    CarrieG- Thanks for your answer.When one studies God's word, often times they can spot wrong teachings or doctrines. Most cases wrong teachings or doctrine is generally due to taking scripture out of context. Again thanks.


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    graceinus 23 months ago

    Tsad- Thank you for your answer I agree, further I believe that each of us are responsible for our own indepth study of God's word. Far tp many leave it up solely to others to teach them. Again Thanks.

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    graceinus 23 months ago

    Norine- I agree. I believe when one tries to interpret the bible they do so based on their own efforts. When one UNDERSTANDS scripture it's because the Hoy Spirit revealed truth to them.Interpretation is subject to err. "Understanding" does not err.


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