This was a question I posed to a guy on an ordination council. It however haunted me for a while until my hermeneutic adjusted to match a Biblical practice. So for me, my hermeneutic is a Christocentric one (John 5:39; Luke 24:27, 44-47; 2 Cor. 1:20; Gal. 3:16). This means there will be figural understandings many times. There will be canonical understandings (inter & intra-textuality). There will be a theological interpretation of scripture (TIS) considering the Author. And my interpretation should be guided by the meta-narrative of Scripture (the gospel in all its comprehensive form; the kingdom; the covenants; the presence of God; the mission of God to bless the nations; and other Biblical theological motifs). What is your hermeneutic, and do you have a verse to back it up?