On Interpreting the Bible

Dale Davis writes (The Word Became Fresh),
...I wonder if a good chunk of our hermeneutical problem may simply be a heart problem. Maybe we get off the track in our interpretation because our eyes are fastened on the wrong object. I often feel like the spiritual pigmy I am when I read the words of the sons of Korah in Psalm 43.3-4:

O send out thy light and thy truth;
let them lead me,
Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God my exceeding joy...

God - my exceeding joy. Do I usually think of him that way? Seek Him as such? Have this God as the center of my vision? Must he, should he not be such even in - especially in - my biblical interpretation? Maybe our problem is a spiritual one....Maybe it's a matter of worship.

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