Application Questions

Below are some application questions you can ask yourself after you have observed all of the relevant historical time, place, culture, author, and audience meaning of the text.

Is there a promise to claim?

Is there a command to obey?

Is there a sin to confess?

Is there an example to follow?

Is there a behavior to change?

Is there encouragement to receive?

Is there an insight to gain?

Is there an issue to pray about?

Is there a reason to worship God?

A friend once told me that every time I read a passage I should ask myself where is God (especially focused on Jesus) in the passage, and where am I in the passage (I may identify with the characters, author, or audience). I have found this to be helpful.