Understanding The Bible
Show Yourself Approved Unto God," 2 Timothy 2:15
J. Deering, AncientPath.net
Lesson 13 - Summarize
Gather all of your notes and take all of your observations, charts, etc., put them into logical order and then sum them into conclusions. Write down a conclusion for each idea in each verse, paragraph, or chapter. Make sure that they do not conflict with the rest of Scripture, for no verse stands alone.
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." (2 Peter 1:20- 21)
Remember you are seeking Scripture Truth, not trying to begin a new cult based upon individual interpretation.
And then write your first attempt at a commentary for those verses. The first time through keep it very simple.
Then re-write your commentary
again making it read like a teaching sermon "According to this verse, I Believe
this, and this is why" In most cases your commentary will not be very long
(depending on the verses, paragraphs, chapters, in your study). Write and
re-write until you have a finished, polished product.
Move to the Next Lesson: Lesson 14 - "Consult On the Word"