17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
2 Peter 1:20
20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,
2 Timothy 3:16
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
Here is something that I found very helpful from the following blogpost. Thank you, Pastor SLIMJIM!
“There are many limitations to what a biblical text can mean; in other words, there are things the passage ‘cannot mean.’ Authorial intent is important. And the author’s intent of any written narrative cannot be something ‘new’ since the writing was written in a historic moment conveying a message. But from one’s interpretation of what a passage is saying, we get the ‘interpretation’ of the passage, that is, its meaning. The meaning of the passage then shapes applications and the reason why there are many applications is because it varies according to the individual and the individual’s situation.
“Let me add a little more nuance with this discussion of the view that there is ‘one meaning with a biblical passage but many applications.’ A passage having one meaning means the message of the text is defined and fixed. ‘One meaning’ doesn’t deny there are various aspects covered in that one meaning; nor does it deny chronological sequence of events, etc., since the various aspects covered in a passage or chronological sequences of a narrative are defined and fixed. Really if there is the possibility of ‘new meaning’ of the text that means the message of the Bible narrative itself are not defined and fixed; it can be changed to be a different story altogether when chronological sequences in the story can be fluid and moved around, which affects the details and aspects of what the passage is objectively about.”