“The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” (Psalm 119:160)
We must show utmost respect for God’s word. One way to do that is considering the context of the passage we read, study and apply. All of God’s word is truth, so everything God says on a given subject must be taken into account as we learn what His word is teaching us. There is harmony to truth, therefore, we cannot explain one passage of Scripture in a way that contradicts another passage. We mishandle the Bible when we pit one Scripture against another. The Scriptures express God’s judgments for life on earth and for life to come. The truth of His judgments will endure. We must conform ourselves to His righteous judgments to live in His eternal care.