Steps to understanding

  1. Ask the questions that might explain the text
    1. Who wrote it
    2. What was the author talking about
    3. What other passages of the Bible talk about this truth
  2. Get the passage in its context
  3. When we read a passage we need to take note of
    1. The grammar
    2. The structure
    3. The Genre
    4. The mood
  4. We need to ask what the main point of the passage is, Why did God put this passage in the Bible
  5. Watch for repeated words, connectors, and characters
  6. Watch for things that are similar and different in the passage