What Does It Say? What Does It Mean?
If we're honest, usually we have more trouble applying Scripture than we do interpreting it. I know what James means when he talks about the tongue, but living it out is more difficult.
Sometimes, though, what seems obvious in Scripture takes a little more work. When Paul says "Love believes all things," logic alone tells us he doesn't mean that love believes lies. When we engage in the work of interpreting Scripture, we do the work of hermeneutics. I'm sorry to pull that 50¢ word out here, but as I was listening back to the video I realized that I used it without defining it. Simply put, hermeneutics is the art and science of interpreting Scripture. You do it all the time without even realizing it as you go about the business of inductive Bible study!
Without further ado, let's get to our starter discussion questions:
• How are you doing at living a life of love, but also a life of discernment and wisdom?
• Does that pose a challenge to you? If so, how?
• How is 1 Corinthians 13 changing the way you think and act?
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!