Precept upon precept: How to understand the Bible. In today’s episode we look at how to properly interpret scripture. When we speak of scriptural truth or biblical truth, we are often met with the question, how do you know you have the truth?
Indeed, everyone claims to have the truth, don’t we? This includes the over 40,000 Christian denominations. What if I tell you that there is only one way to arrive at truth in the scriptures?
Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
Isa 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
If we realize how the scriptures are written, then we will get the understanding. The scriptures are written so as to be revealed spiritually to those who seek. That means one cannot just pick up the scriptures and study to get the understanding.
Neither can one get the understanding unless the Most High allows us to.
Then we must know that it is not written serially (in order) like a story book. It is written like a puzzle, and parts have to be fitted together. When we fit the pieces together, then we get to Bible truth.
Otherwise what we will be doing is taking a verse and then giving our own private interpretation, and of course we:
2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
So the importance of precepts: matching scriptures here, to scriptures there, is what we look at in this episode. When we do so, we will be surprised at what we learn!