Fresh Eyes Techniques
FRESH EYES ON FAMOUS BIBLE SAYINGS
CHAPTER 5: EMANATIONS OF GOD
The Analogy Trail (VR)
The Bible uses lots of analogies. An analogy is a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification.Jesus used them in teaching all the time. He said different kinds of soil are like different kinds of human hearts. Hiding a light under a bushel is like keeping your faith private. But an analogy also points toward a trail marked out by if-then statements that can logically take the analogy beyond what a particular Bible passage says. For example, if Jesus is like a shepherd to us (as Psalm 23 analogizes), then the reverse is true: We are like sheep to Him. That is a beginning point for new insights.