We've all heard the saying, "A bad workman blames his tools." Certainly a good workman with blunt tools will still turn out a better product than a poor workman with blunt tools. However, a good workman will ensure that he has the right tools for the job and that they are in tip top condition, for this is a prerequisite for turning out a quality product.
2 Timothy 2. 15 exhorts us. "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of Truth."
This text suggests the title of this blog and the next few posts will deal with the 'Tools of the Workman'.
Hermeneutics is the theological discipline concerned with interpreting the Biblical text correctly, and it must be clear that our interpretation of particular texts will be influenced by the hermeneutic tools which we employ.