As we study the letters and Revelation, we might find ourselves wondering how we can possibly apply them to our lives. These books were written to specific people for specific reasons at specific times in history. And while it’s true that the letters and Revelation were not written to us, it is equally true that every book in the Bible has been preserved for us.
But, if we’re honest, affirming that these books are valuable for us is the easy part. Understanding how they apply to us in relevant and practical ways has its challenges. So, how do we do it? How do we get from a set of books written almost two millennia ago—in specific circumstances and to particular people—to how we live our lives today?