If I simply let the Bible text be my hermeneutical guide for understanding Scripture, I can come up with a view of God that’s conflicted, schizophrenic, and two-faced: an angry, retributive, genocidal, legalistic God of the Law on the one side, and the gracious, forgiving, restorative, unconditionally loving Father of the Jesus on the other.
But if I let Jesus be my hermeneutical guide for interpreting all Scripture, I end up with a gracious, forgiving, restorative, unconditionally loving Father. Something to think about.
7 If you know Me, you know the Father. Rest assured now; you know Him and have seen Him. (John 14:7 VOICE)