Overview & Review: Application - Coggle Diagram
Overview & Review: Application
"The process of discovering the principles of truth in Scriptures that are meant to affect one's belief and behavior and diligently putting the truth into practice in one's life"(Finzel).
Two questions must be asked:Does the teaching apply directly to you or does it apply via a general principle?
Steps to determine the choice:
the author himself might limit the application
Required history and culture may limit the application
It may tell you if its supposed to be applied
Subsequent revelation may limit the application of some Scriptures
The process of application
Climb the abstraction ladder
Consider if the passage is transferable across time and space to other audiences
Is the passage to be applied directly or does it reflect a more broader cross cultural principle?
Find appropriate applications that embody the broader principle
Meditate on the passage
Memorize it and write it down somewhere
Be open to the perspective of others
Practice what you've learned
Be specific, be prayerful, set goals, establish accountability, evaluate your progress
Obstacles to application
emotional response alone
trying to achieve instant results
mistake interpretation for application
only applying in the area of behavior