THE BIBLE IN OUR HANDS (29)

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW: Systematically reading the bible arms you with so much understanding as touching bible teaching, interpretation and application.

We are still looking closely to this law of systematic reading and interpretation in order to establish its fundamentals before we begin illustrating them with bible texts where right interpretation of scriptures is concerned. Previously, we saw for instance that reading Genesis from chapter 3 in negligence of chapter 2 and 1 will does end in misunderstanding, confusion and unanswered question. And thus, chapter 1 and 2 will be a foundational context to understanding chapter 3. That equally goes for you reading the book of Exodus without first reading the entirety of Genesis; you will be reading out of context. Recall:

  • The four gospels (Matthew to John) without the Old Testament do not make sense.
  • The book of Acts without the four gospels and the Old Testament does not make sense.
  • The epistles (Romans to Revelation) without the book of Acts, the four gospels and the Old Testament do not make sense.

Meaning:

  • The context of the four gospels is the Old Testament.
  • The context of the book of Acts is the four gospels and the Old Testament.
  • The context of the epistles is the book of Acts, the four gospels and the Old Testament.
  • In the Old Testament, the context of Joshua to Malachi is Genesis to Deuteronomy (the writings of Moses).
  • In the writings of Moses:
  • The context of what is in Deuteronomy is in Numbers.
  • The context of what is in Numbers is in Leviticus.
  • The context of what is in Leviticus is in Exodus.
  • The context of what is in Exodus is in Genesis.

Therefore, without reading and understanding the bible in this order, you will be lifting statements out of context. Keep following. Hallelujah!

INSTRUCTION: You must systematically read the bible.

PRAYER: I declare that my passion burns for proper bible reading and interpretation, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: Reading the bible systematically crowns you with skillfulness in interpretation and teaching.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 1; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 2

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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