Once you have the scripture block(s) you’re ready to make the application to the question.
How does it inform? The passage was picked for a reason; we “thought” it applied. But based on the context, does it really and how? This can be the most dangerous part of getting to an accurate interpretation.
Does it apply? This is usually a simple “Yes” or a “No”. However, sometimes we can’t be sure of its application with just the passage alone. Therefore, it could be a “Somewhat” or “Not exactly” or “Possibly”. In these cases, we are usually having to determine its applicability in light of the other passages. Therefore, its final applicability would be stated in the question answer – truly Scripture interpreting Scripture.