Bible Context Analysis

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II Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17) NIV

To me as a believer, it’s important to study Bible, it's passages and the stories within their context. It helps me always to take my time to make sure any bible verses are not taken out of context which if not can easily lead to all kinds of error and misunderstanding. What helps to understanding the bible context starts few points and i call them a principles: what does that literal meaning (what it says), to what historical setting (the events of the story, to whom is it addressed, and how it was understood at
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For instance, taking the phrase "God is love" (1 John 4:7-16) out of its context, we might come away thinking that our God loves everything and everyone at all times with a gushing, romantic love. But in its literal and grammatical context, “love” here refers to agape love, the essence of which is a sacrifice for the benefit of another, not a sentimental, romantic love. The historical context is also crucial because John was addressing believers in the first-century church and instructing them not on God’s love per se, but on how to identify true believers from false teaching. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding (Psalms…show more content…
Our study is greatly enhanced by maintaining diligence in the use of context because it is quite easy to come to wrong conclusions by taking phrases and verses out of context. It is not difficult to point out places that seemingly contradict other portions of Scripture, but if we carefully look at their context and use the entirety of Scripture as a reference, we can understand the meaning of a passage. The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple (Psalms 119:130 NIV) Therefore, it is important for me not only to read the word of God but also have and understand means that the context often drives the meaning of a phrase. To ignore the importance of the reading bible in this crazy World will put me at a tremendous

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