Mark 5: 21-43 v 34 “Jesus told her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace! Be cured from your illness.”
During CrossWalk mid-week fellowship about Blessings the discussion concluded on Wednesday around this passage as we talked about healing blessings. Part of the process included looking at the same story also found in Mathew 9 v 18-26 and in Luke 8: 40 -56. Reading the bible and learning from the words is an important part of being a Christian. Joining with other Christians is also important to deepen your understanding.
From this website https://www.britannica.com/topic/hermeneutics-principles-of-biblical-interpretation the following information was copied: –
A brief treatment of hermeneutics follows. The sacred status of the Bible in Judaism and Christianity rests upon the conviction that it is a receptacle of divine revelation. This understanding of the Bible as the word of God, however, has not generated one uniform hermeneutical principle for its interpretation. Some persons have argued that the interpretation of the Bible must always be literal because the word of God is explicit and complete; others have insisted that the biblical words must always have a deeper “spiritual” meaning because God’s message and truth is self-evidently profound. Still others have maintained that some parts of the Bible must be treated literally and some figuratively. In the history of biblical interpretation, four major types of hermeneutics have emerged: the literal, moral, allegorical, and anagogical.
What do you and I discover from this? That the bible as a book about life can be simple, (literal), have a right or wrong interpretation (moral), only be a story (allegorical) or have a higher meaning of spiritual understanding (anagogical).
Wherever you stand to continue or start a discussion with a faith family is necessary for all to “go in peace! Be cured from your illness.”
Prayer: Holy God, reveal your majesty today through your words in the bible in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen