Many times, Christians will read something in the bible, like God instituting the sabbath day as a sign of His covenant with the Jews, and attempt to apply that to Christians in the Church Age. Of course, that won't work, but unless you understand why that won't work doctrinally, you will mistakenly think it was that person's preference, prejudice or opinion, and not the leading of the Holy Spirit. Dividing the scripture and putting it where it rightly belongs is not only good exegesis, it is also a command given to Christians by Paul in 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJB).
"Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you." Exodus 31:13 (KJB)
On this episode of Rightly Dividing, we are looking at places in the bible, Old and New Testament, where God has given specific promises to specific people, so we can understand how rightly dividing works and what the purpose of it is. Paul says in Romans that everything in the Old Testament were 'written for our learning', and rightly dividing is the tool by which that task is properly performed.