Fresh Eyes Techniques



MG - Magnifying Glass Techniques to help a reader carefully observe the details found in the text, immediate context and whole context of Scripture, so as to arrive at an accurate understanding of the meaning and significance of the passage before making any application or drawing any conclusions.
CL - Corrective Lenses Techniques to help you “rethink” or reconsider your own ideas or the conventional understanding and application of a particular passage.
VR - Virtual Reality Goggles Techniques to help you embellish the biblical text with historically, culturally and biblically accurate details to get an immersive view of the passage, or to help readers imagine scenarios and their implications if one or more of the details of the text were different.

Double-Check Context  (MG)

Carpenters have a rule of thumb: “Measure twice. Cut once.” In other words, double-check to make sure you are right before you do something you can’t undo. We need to apply that rule to interpreting a passage, especially as it pertains to the context. No matter how familiar a passage may be, always check and recheck the context. Am I sure I understand the context even if it doesn’t seem there is any other way to understand it?You are giving the Lord time to show you something new.