HOW TO BEST UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF A GIVING TEXT.
The key to interpretation of any passage is always the context. In other words, each section of Scripture must be interpreted in the light of the whole book, the chapter it’s in, the paragraph before, the paragraph after. In other words, context is the environment of thought in which a given passage is contained. We communicate using context. If I said to you, “Yeah, I went right up and right down.” You don’t know what I’m talking about. I might be talking about my temperature, my weight, a roller coaster ride, an airplane trip, short one, driving my car up a hill, taking a walk, you need a context. That’s a simple way to say that every conversation with any meaning has to have a context. Every passage of Scripture has an environment of thought in which it exists and makes sense.
When I have misunderstood the meaning of a passage of scripture its being when I have taken the meaning out of its context.
Word study is the key to better understanding of the passage.
Philippians 3:9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith .