You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
25 Who [hostis] changed [metallasso] the truth [aletheia] of God
[theos] into [en] a lie [pseudos], and [kai] worshipped [sebazomai] and [kai] served [latreuo] the
creature [ktisis] more than [para] the Creator [ktizo], who [hos] is [esti] blessed [eulogetos] for [eis] ever [aion]. Amen [amen]. KJV-Interlinear
they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the
creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. ESV
Without a daily Bible study, you have no idea as to whether God has given you up, or whether He is still there for you. For God does turn His back on those who do not comply with His mandates. And assuming that He is there, when He is not, is a huge mistake. This was explained in the last verse.
With a daily study, you can know with certainty that He is there for you.
But why does God turn His back on people?
Because they have turned the truth in to a lie, and worship the things of the world rather than the things of the spirit.
So, what does that mean, exactly?
Well, there are only two opinions in existence, Gods word and everything else.
Gods word is truth and everything that falls in line with truth, is truth also.
But when you are out of fellowship, then all of your thinking is a lie.
Certainly lies are lies, but then truth taken out of context, compromised, mixed in with lies, and so forth, becomes the lie too.
Lies convince you that whatever it is that you do, you are doing good, or that it is ok, or so long as no one is getting hurt, or so long as you don’t get caught, then it is ok.
Lies distort decisions, conclusions, reason, logic, and make all manner of philosophies into perfectly normal beliefs. Lies accept the false, as noble. Lies make sincerity or good intentions as acceptable practices. Lies make defining your own spirituality into a good and acceptable thing.
But too, lies push people to the absurd, like worshipping rocks or the moon, or their work or other secular things, placing them ahead of God and Christ and doctrine.
The spiritual life is a narrow path. It is life in fellowship, by means of doctrine, through Christ.
Everything else is a false path and from it you cannot see or benefit from the spiritual side.
God is always close by, but when you continually pursue life the wrong way, then He will sooner or later simply let you go your own way and leave you to yourself. This He does because it is you walking away from Him, not Him walking away from you.
He waves goodbye, but you never even see Him waving as you continue on your way into the false. And probably thinking all the way, that you are doing His will.
How do you know that you are not in Gods will?
You do not participate in a daily study.
You do not confess on a regular basis in order to be in fellowship.
You do not ponder or think about the daily study material or information that you have learned (probably because you have not learned anything).
You do not apply doctrine to your daily life, because, again, you haven’t learned it.
You do not comply with the many mandates concerning your spiritual responsibility, accountability, obligation.
Your spiritual resolve is not genuine or consistent, but more superficial if anything.
And these are just to name the very basic things that you do not do. Trying to substitute other things or activities because they make you feel better, are further proof that you are out of Gods will and at great risk of being left to your own devices.
And if or when this happens to you, then the fault is all yours.
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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.