Understanding the Nutrients: Interpreting the Text

Artwork for Searching the Scriptures: Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs

In order to understand how to apply biblical truth, you must follow certain guidelines. First, there’s observation: determining what the Scripture says by reading and re–reading it; paying attention to words, phrases, even parts of speech and punctuation. Observation answers, “What does it say?”

Observation leads to interpretation. Interpreting the Scripture has to do with understanding. Interpretation answers, “What does it mean?”