On context

How we interpret scripture depends so much on how we view God.

If we believe He doesn't exist, then it is full of chaos and contradictions.
If we believe He is angry with us, then it is full of judgment and condemnation.

However, if we believe He is beautiful and that He truly and deeply loves us, then scripture becomes a story full of grace and God reaching out to man because he cares for us. It tells of what is honest and important in this world so that we won't be deceived by shiny trappings. And maybe most importantly, it tells us who we truly are to encourage us to walk in that way of being.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall