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5 Ye have lived in pleasure [truphao] on [epi] the earth [ge], and [kai] been wanton [spatalao]; ye have nourished [trepho]
your [humon] hearts [kardia], as [hos] in [en] a day [hemera] of slaughter
5 You have lived luxuriously on
the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a
day of slaughter.NASB
indulgent.Wanton means voluptuous, which
is a feminine term and infers pleasurable appearance, well endowed.And these two terms together refer to one who
is inclined to a lifestyle of self indulgent pleasures.
That is the ultimate
purpose of living in the temporal world, to the exclusion of ones spiritual
The spiritual life emphasizes
and supports and nourishes the soul and sustains its eternal status.
The carnal side of
life emphasizes and supports the animal side, the instinct side of a worldly
life.Its attempts to nourish and
satisfy always fail.There is never
Slaughter refers to a
large and bountiful banquet.Here, God
has provided a feast in the world, and the unbeliever or negative believer
feasts to their hearts content, taking that which was not intended for them,
filling themselves up in preparation for whatever comes after this life (even
during this life), and more or less ignoring God in the whole process.
Even those who spend
some time in their Bible study, never really come to a full subscription and
endorsement of Gods views of life. They play both sides of the fence, looking
to God as one looks to a rabbit s foot, but relying on what they can see,
touch, smell, taste, and hear.They feed
the demands of their sin nature, because it is more real to them, than God who
cannot be detected in the usual ways.
So, the spiritually
deficient or negative person lives in the world, doing nothing more than
feeding their sin nature.The sin nature
is a bottomless pit, which can never be filled up, and when the person dies,
when the soul (the real you) leaves the body, the sin nature is left behind to
rot along with the body.
Feeding the sin
nature, allowing your life to be led by the sin nature, is no different than
investing in an enterprise that is destined for bankruptcy. Your investment will
yield you nothing.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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