Below are excerpts from the post Prescriptive Versus Descriptive Interpretation of the Bible.
“Is the narrative part of Scripture prescriptive for our lives today, then, or is it descriptive? Can it be a mix? By what rule do you mix?” –Lady of Longbourn
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
1 Corinthians 10:11
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: