Something my dad has said many times before, and something that I don’t think I’ll forget anytime soon, is that the keys to good biblical interpretation happen to also be the same 3 basic rules in real estate: Location, Location, and Location.
One of the most intriguing pieces of classical music remains Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D minor,” not only for its exquisite musical composition, typical of that of Mozart, but also for the legend and myth surrounding the piece. Mozart’s “Requiem” is, perhaps, his most infamous work, primarily because the original composition was left unfinished.
It’s true that all Scripture is “God-breathed.” Every line of the Bible is a manifestation of the mind of God, and is there to give us a glimpse of who he really is. Every word is “profitable” and infused with divine beauty. But sometimes the beauty transcends from the heavenly down to even the mere literary level.