There are two vital principles we should keep in mind when studying the word of God. The first one is, “The Bible interprets itself.” I learned this in my first year of Bible college in a class taught by the chairman of the department of theology. It has been a reliable and valuable companion ever since. The second principle comes from Matthew Henry in his notable, and meticulous Bible Commentary from the early 1700s. “None of God's judgements are adjourned sine die- without the appointment of a certain day.” That is, those days are established beyond doubt. And they are not hidden. They are in plain sight in the pages of our Bibles. All major events in the Biblical record are there for a specific reason and purpose. They are not haphazard times and days scattered throughout the pages of the Biblical record with no relevancy to each other in the plan of God. Upon close examination, we discover how perfectly our LORD has fitted them together. So much so in fact, it leaves one totally gobsmacked.