After you observe, understand, and relate the text, you then must learn to apply it responsibly. First, you meditate on the truth, then relate it to today, and finally practice it. The episode ends by moving into how to use these methods across Scripture as a whole, specifically noting different genres and how they affect our study, starting with the New Testament letters.
David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical. He is the author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture.