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.
7 For [gar] if [ei] the truth [aletheia] of God
[theos] hath more abounded [perisseuo] through [en] my [emos] lie [pseusma] unto [eis] his [autos] glory [doxa]; why [tis] yet [eti] am [krino] I also [kago] judged [krino] as [hos] a sinner [hamartolos]? KJV-Interlinear
7 But if
through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned
as a sinner? ESV
False reasoning is promoted in the justification of sin, by presuming that sin is what brings out the glory of God.
God is grace and when a believer confesses his sin, he is forgiven for that sin. This practice restores the believer into fellowship and into a functional relationship with God.
However, confession does not give one the right to sin, and not expect repercussions for that sin.
Relationship with God is spiritual, whereas sin, here in this world is temporal. Thus rob a bank and go to jail. Confess that robbery and restore your fellowship, but you’ll end up studying the Bible while sitting in jail.
The spiritual life has nothing to do with your worldly situation, rich or poor, free or incarcerated, it all makes no difference.
What brings out Gods glory is truth, and the consistency of truth in all matters.
So, commit a sin, whether social or criminal or otherwise, and there are two possible results, one of a spiritual nature, and one of a temporal nature.
On the one hand you have a relationship with God through doctrine, but at the same time you still have to live in this world and deal with people and bureaucracies and such.
From the world comes pressure and stress and burdens. From your spiritual life, comes grace and your relationship with God and your preparation and training for the next life, to the extent that you pursue it.
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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.