Tim Keller’s Five Questions To Ask Any Bible Passage

It can be hard work to unearth the original meaning of a text. Sometimes it is even harder to discern the contemporary application.

Tim Keller offers us a little help. Here are five questions Tim Keller uses to help think through how the text applies today:

1. How can I praise him?

2. How can I confess my sins on the basis of this text?

3. If this is really true, what wrong behavior, what harmful emotions or false attitudes result in me when I forget this? Every problem is because you have forgotten something. What problems are you facing?

4. What should I be aspiring to on the basis of this text?

5. Why are you telling me this today?

HT: David Cooke