Context, Context, Context!
I was asked, "Pastor John, in your article about rules of interpretation you mention context as being vital in terms of obtaining the correct interpretation of a text or passage. Can you expand on that a little more? What I do is look up a wordâ€™s meaning in a dictionary. Isnâ€™t that enough?"
I replied: Thanks for your excellent question. Actually my short answer is â€œno, that is not enough.â€ More here.