To go about proper interpretation of the Biblical literature you must know it isn’t always God speaking himself, although it is God’s word. The bible refers to the Word of God as Jesus Christ. The interpretation was brought upon us through many Hebrew scholars and was passed through centuries to what we know it as today. When reading passages of the bible I have to really picture myself there to try to understand what is going on. Whether it’s receiving a message from Moses or encountering God himself through experiences and relating them to my life.The bible has taught me to replenish my body and soul not only physically but mentally. I like to relate what I am reading about to my personal life if it’s possible.
It helps with my own interpretation of the Bible whether it’s right or wrong. In search of what is true or not I know I would have to go into a great deal of research of the Bible. I know there are many scholars who have done so in the past; some successful and some not. Faith is something you must acquire through your own beliefs.
Having faith can bring clarity to your life and designate something to know about. It implies an act of trust within yourself which should cause a response of obedience; take action in your life. When you can achieve this you will arrive at your own knowledge which is a way of reasoning. Reason only gets you so far and to believe the object you need to take the leap of faith. But to be able to take that leap you must have some evidence because both reason and faith says there is enough evidence.
When reading certain passages I become aware of what the bible is trying to convey as a message through its stories and wisdom. It teaches us to become aware of our lives now and how reason is challenged every day. God has a path or a plan for each of us and he wants us to do well. He constructs us with the Ten Commandments and uses them as our boundaries in life.
They’re not so much of a wall but more of a sign posted up on the wall, reminding us that they are there but no one is stopping us from crossing them, with exception to the law.In Exodus and Deuteronomy the Bible talks about this and wants to remind us of God’s plan for each of us to live through faith and do well with these intact. I have faith that in the near future I will be teaching and educating our youth. I keep my faith because times like these are so different than those in the bible. Women were supposed stand behind men and not speak. Today, there are even woman ministers. This isn’t something that would even be thought of in those times.
I feel like sometimes the bible contradicts things such as, God supposedly being merciful but yet he is also the ultimate judge. He sees everything; good and evil. If you act upon good he will reward you in sometimes the smallest ways. If you act upon evil, that is your choice, but it’s up to you to understand some of the consequences later in life. Christianity is a religion that accepts you for who you are and is accepting to all who decide to find and live by the word of God; come as you are. You can become a Christian and even live a Christian life imperfectly.
I can understand how God is accepting to all who are willing to commit because he has made that sacrifice for us; he has been merciful and glorious. The bible tells a few stories of drinking wine; feasting and drinking wine was and still is a way of honoring and celebrating. From my understanding, this makes it okay for us to drink but yet drinking opens a gateway into our soul and spirit so basically you have to learn to control your intake or else, it says in the bible, “When people drink they forget to be friendly with friends and kindred, and before long they draw their swords” (Esdras 3).But even Jesus drank; does this contradict what he wants us to do? Or is he giving us something just to see how we use and react to it? The bible’s composition can lead people in so many different directions. Take is as you may but the word of God really stands to promote the general idea to learn from the past and gain through not only the faith he has in you as a Christian but the faith of your own self-being.