“Biblical Interpretation and Counseling:” A person who can’t interpret the Word of God properly can’t counsel biblically. Scripture is easily misused and twisted by would-be counselors. How does one interpret the Bible well? It takes diligent study. Three words describe this task. “Hermeneutics” means to explain (Lk 24:27). “Exegesis” means to lead out, drawing a writer’s thoughts out of his writing. “Opening” means to open the door of knowledge from God’s Word (Luke 24:32, 45). The goal is to understand the thoughts and intents of the Holy Spirit.