April 17, 2024
study TIPS & RESOURCES

Study TIPS & Resources for Motivation, Delight & Encouragement

study in CONTEXT

When it comes to comprehending information or understanding a situation, it’s important to remember that context is everything. Without context, the meaning of a message or the significance of a situation can be lost or misinterpreted. Understanding the context of a particular piece of information or a particular situation can help to give us clarity, create a plan, and help guide our decision-making.

What is CONTEXT?

contextthe parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect via Dictionary.com

Context of Scripture is important

Reading 15 verses before and 15 after helps the reader understand what the author is trying to convey or point out. 

 

I too was confused, and missinterpred scripture. 

What helped me is ASKING questions

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What  Who  Where  When ?

1. What is being asked?

2. Who is the author speaking to?

3. Where is this taking place ?

3. When (the timeframe) it was written, spoken ?

Context can help to provide additional information that may be necessary for understanding the situation, or story line. Additionally, grasping the context can help to bridge communication gaps, as people can better understand the motives and intentions behind a message. Therefore, it’s essential to pay careful attention to context so that we can make informed decisions, avoid misunderstandings, and communicate more effectively.

When studying the Bible be sure to study the BIBLE or the QUOTED TEXT in entire context. Many people have created doctrines, and even sermons out of scripture, that has nothing to do with the passage. This is dangerous! We must take a closer look and study the WORD for ourselves, in CONTEXT, because our spiritual growth, understanding of scripture, and development depends on it.

 

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