1614 Scripture, understanding

1614 Scripture, understanding

God intends his word to be understood and has provided the directions and means for understanding it.

Scripture is intended to be clearly understood

It is accessible to ordinary people Ps 119:130 See also Ps 19:7

Some sections are difficult to understand 2Pe 3:15-16 See also Heb 5:11

God has prescribed the way to understand Scripture

Through public reading 1Ti 4:13 See also Ne 8:2-8; Ne 13:1-3

Through diligent study 2Ti 2:15 See also Dt 17:18-20; Ac 17:11

Through thoughtful meditation Ps 1:1-3 See also Jos 1:8; Job 23:12; Ps 119:15,27,48,97,148

Assistance in understanding through the Holy Spirit

1Co 2:9-12 See also Isa 64:4; Lk 24:45; Jn 14:26; Jn 16:13; 1Jn 2:27

Assistance in understanding through ministers of the word

Ne 8:2-8 See also Eph 4:11-14; 1Ti 4:11-16; 2Ti 4:1-5

See also

3140Holy Spirit, teacher
5026knowledge
7464teachers of the law
7754preaching
7939ministry
8234doctrine
8355understanding
8419enlightenment
8602prayer
8662meditation
8674study

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