Context is everything.
Have you ever misunderstood a situation because you did not know the big picture? It seems to happen frequently in the media today. Misunderstandings happen and harm is done when quotes, statements, or sound bytes are taken out of context. Even verses from the Bible have been used for great acts of evil when they were removed from the original context.
There is also the danger of living a life that is out of context. You were not meant to float independently through this life as a short sound byte, out of sync and out of context with the greater story God is authoring in His word. The Bible has a theme to its grand narrative and we can align our lives with the context of God’s story—if we take time to understand the theme.
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