Fear of the Lord and Interpretation
[Pro 1:7 NASB] 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
This may be a novel idea for some, but reading scripture in such a way as to make it say what we want it to say (over and against what God truly says) is a clear indicator of a lack of reverence.
I want to challenge you today, Christian, to read God's word with the understanding that the Bible is God's word, not ours. The scriptures alone, not our traditions, are His revelation.
Please seek with a humble heart, open eyes, context in view, and above all else a very serious fear of the Lord!