The Introductions to which I refer are those written by men at the beginning of their discussion of Biblical books in which they proceed to tell you what they think the book teaches. Don't get me wrong here. What others have learned can be useful. But it can also be misleading.

  The only real way to know what a book teaches is to study the text of the book. If you rely too heavily on what some commentator has written it may tinge your thinking a certain way before you have examined what the Holy Spirit had men to actually write.

  It can be good to read what others have written. But keep it in perspective as you study. That is just what they may think about it. It may, or may not, really be what God has revealed. So be careful and do your own thinking and study and not just swallow what you can read from somebody's pen; even mine.