I am convinced God speaks through His Word The Bible, and equally sure none of us always “gets it right” in either interpretation or application.
That said I pose some questions that may help though often also, even simultaneously cause pain for any of us seeking direction from those texts.
Now, to be quite blunt, if your -or my- “scripture” is solely between our ears we may naturally avoid any such thing from what we dispute as not truly being God’s Word. In such case we we substitute our own thoughts with God’s. “What I determine is true about His Word is essential, not that Book”. Such judgment says more about us than it does Scripture.
So here’s what I suggest is one of the most basic, important issues for Christ followers when questioning “What does God say?”
Regardless of the issue:
Does Scripture ever directly, in context, address it?
Is the given issue mentioned more than once?
Does the text speak to the issue in positive, negative or sometimes positive and in others, negative terms?
Is prophesying mentioned in The Bible?
Are true and false prophets mentioned in both Testaments?
Did both true and false prophets speak publicly about and directly to Israel”s rulers in Scripture?
Did the chosen people have both godly and ungodly kings and priests as leaders?
One of several poignant sections of God”s Word -Jeremiah chapter 20-, illustrates these issues quite directly. Have a serious read there and elsewhere on the subject- https://biblehub.com/nasb/jeremiah/20.htm
Jesus said “So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.” -Luke 8.18
His comments contextually, specifically pertain to how we interact with and respond to the Word of God.
Lord help us!
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