In his last letter written, the apostle Paul encouraged Timothy with these words, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15 ESV). The ability to read, understand, and apply the Bible in daily living is vital for all who follow Christ. The act of interpreting the Bible falls into the category of hermeneutics, a Greek word that means to “interpret.” The study of hermeneutics focuses on learning how to accurately read the Bible and apply it to life today.