Rightly Interpreting Scripture
From time to time, I am asked, “If you found yourself on a deserted island, and you could only have a handful of books with you, which books would you want?” I often respond similar to how Dr. R.C. Sproul used to respond, by saying that I would want a book on how to build a boat and a book on edible wildlife on a deserted island. My next response has often surprised folks. I tell them that I would want biblical commentaries. If I were actually on a deserted island, what would most comfort and encourage me, what would occupy my time the best, and what would help me more than anything else to love and glorify God and trust His sovereign will would be in-depth study of His sacred Word. By the power of the Holy Spirit, God speaks to us through the Scriptures, and if Christians want to hear God speak to them, all they need to do is read the Bible.