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The Bible is not constructed like a philosophy treatise which moves from axioms to conclusions. Rather, it is constructed like a law library: there are propositions, directions and commands; there are treatises which explain and apply the propositions; there are also cases: stories which illustrate and apply the propositions in real life circumstances.

Many Christians go astray when thinking through the propositions because they neglect the applications and descriptions provided.

Consider one: suffering affliction and adversity when doing good: Peter commands that we must bear this with grace. That is good, but what does I look like in practice: what am I suppose to do, what should I think, what should I say?

Here is the instruction by Peter:

20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

1 Peter 2:20-22.

Psalm 109 provides an example how this takes place in practice:

1 Be not silent, O God of my praise!
2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.
3 They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.
4 In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.

Psalm 109:1-4.

This also raises the issue of imprecatory Psalms-which is for another time.