This is a good one to print and stick in front of your bible as a reminder…
Keys to understanding scripture
1: Pray for Holy Spirit to guide you. Pray for wisdom, revelation, understanding and discernment.
2: Read in context.
3: Read it according to the culture at the time of writing and the audience it’s being said to.
4: Look into original Hebrew and Greek.
5: The Law of First Mention: Go to that portion of the Scriptures where a subject first occurs, to establish the meaning of something. Scripture builds on past scripture.
6: There are many shadows of things in scripture, history repeating itself. Look for these patterns to deepen understanding about things.
7: Don’t cherry pick. When studying a topic, study ALL scripture on that topic. When you’ve interpreted it correctly, all the scripture on the topic will harmonize.
8: Pray to bind the devil/demons from hindering you or deceiving you when reading bible.
These things make a HUGE difference to the meaning of scriptures. Don’t follow traditions of men, find out the truth for yourself. God bless