Interpreting Scripture
2 Peter 3:15b-16

 
The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2017, Max D. Hutto,

“Just as our dear brother Paul has written to you according to the wisdom given to him. He speaks about these things in all his letters in which there are some matters that are hard to understand. The untaught and unstable twist them to their own destruction, as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures.” 2 Peter 3:15b-16 HCSB

Peter noted that Paul wrote with the wisdom and insight that God had given him. Writing in the period of time before the New Testament was compiled, Peter saw Paul’s letters as authoritative and useful to the church as Scriptures. Full of deep theological thoughts, Paul’s letters were often hard to understand and comprehend. Many people, including the false teachers, would twist and distort their meaning.

Lord Jesus, I am intrigued by the depth of Your Scripture. Help me to correctly interpret and apply Your Word in my daily life.

 

  May 19, 2017


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