It is vital when you are studying the Bible to follow some simple rules to be sure that you get it right and don’t misuse Scripture. Two of the main rules are (1) context determines meaning and (2) compare Scripture with Scripture interpreting the less clear Scripture by the one which is clearer. Today’s devotional give you a good illustration. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Corinthians 3:21 (ESV)
So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,
“I have heard of one who wanted wood in winter time, and his neighbor in the next farm had a stack of wood. As he walked along the road, something whispered in his ear, ‘All things are yours.’ ‘Well,’ said he, “that thought comes from God; I will go and take home a log or two.’ When he had climbed over into the field, and begun to get the wood out of the stack, there came to his mind another passage of Scripture, ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ and he dropped the wood directly.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1900), p. 394]