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.
understanding [asunetos], covenantbreakers [asunthetos], without natural affection [astorgos], implacable [aspondos],
unmerciful [aneleemon]: KJV-Interlinear
faithless, heartless, ruthless. ESV
Without understanding, ‘asunetos,’ means that a person lacks insight, lacks perspective, lacks knowledge, and in other words they lack the necessary information in order to know something, and in this case, they do not know doctrine, do not know truth, and therefore are fools.
Covenantbreakers, ‘asunthetos,’ means they are faithless, treacherous, breakers of agreements.
Without natural affection, ‘astorgos,’ means incapable of the things that come or should come naturally, like affections, empathy, sympathy, commitment.
Implacable, ‘aspondos,’ means the refusal to listen, the refusal to hear the other side, unteachable, stubborn.
And unmerciful, ‘aneleemon,’ means without compassion, unmerciful, merciless.
So, when the door of a negative attitude is thrown wide open, then these things which we have studied, rush in, into the empty vacuum of the mind.
The mind is a sponge that thirsts for information. Your volition decides which information to allow in to the soul.
Bible doctrine fills up the soul with the right stuff such that is does not thirst, does not hunger, becomes contented and fulfilled.
Rejecting Bible doctrine opens up the soul to the wrong stuff which does not fulfill, does not bring contentment, and leaves the soul lacking all that is really needs. The soul starves with perpetual hunger and thirst and eventually dies from its own depravation.
While we have some semblance of restraint in this world, then evil cannot have its way, totally.
But one day, God will remove all restraint, and that will demonstrate the extremes in horror, that people are really capable of. What the world and history has seen thus far, is nowhere close to what the world will see in the Tribulation.
With all of the horrors and evils in this world even now, the world population is still growing by leaps and bounds. But when the Tribulation begins, then in those just seven very short years, the world population will be reduced to near extinction.
That is the real difference between what people do now and what people are really capable of.
Every person who disregards Bible doctrine, is in effect a co-conspirator and an aid to that which is coming.
Every person who pursues Bible doctrine now, cannot stop the future, but can be separated out from the masses and be fulfilled and completed in themselves for their better and phenomenal now and forever. And, may even become an example for others, who too, just might advance in their spiritual lives.
Your spiritual life is centered on your spiritual growth and your advancement in Christ, fulfilling your responsibilities and obligations for life. You are not going to make the world a better place, but you may just help others along in their spiritual lives.
This is the devils world and making a better devils world is a contradiction in terms, and an impossibility, for evil is in itself self-destruction. And there is no such thing as a better self-destruction. But then fools will argue that it is.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.