A Simple Guide to Reading and Applying the Bible with Jesus as the Hero by David Prince
One of the problems many people have in rightly interpreting and applying the Bible is that they immediately attempt to identify with the hero in the text and not the bad guys. We should personally identify with the bad guys in the text. Simply coming to the text and asking, “How am I like the people in the text who are doing the wrong thing” is transformative and beneficial in gaining a gospel perspective in understanding the text. This approach helps us to remember that the Bible is not a book of rules or a manual on morality; it is a story of God’s grace to sinners, and ultimately, the only perfect hero of the story is Jesus.
Read the article here: http://www.davidprince.com/2015/02/19/simple-guide-reading-applying-bible-jesus-hero/