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.
thou shalt be brought down [yarad] to hell [sha'owl], to the
sides [yarekah] of the pit [bowr]. KJV-Interlinear
"Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, To the recesses of the
Lucifer wanted to rise up above the clouds, above the heights of all that is, and sit in authority and sovereignty over all that is. That is the reference to the sides of the north.
And instead, his arrogance and rejection of truth and of God, will get him a position, and not even a respectable position, down in the pit, in Sheol, in the land of the dead, in the underworld, in the sides of the pit.
In graves, back in Isaiahs time, the dead were buried in caves or in pits, and usually placed around the sides of the cave or pit. This was a dreary and dismal place, to say the least.
Instead of having a prominent place in the sides of the north, off the right flank of the throne of God, in the place of inheritance and power, Lucifer, now Satan, will reside in the sides of a pit in utter humiliation and worthlessness and disgrace.
Reject God, reject Christ, reject doctrine, in which all three go hand and hand together, you cannot choose between them, because they all three are combined and come together as a comprehensive unit, anyway, reject any or all and you choose failure and humiliation and dishonor and loss for yourself.
Choose for these three, comply with the mandates of God, pursue your life as God intends for you, and your success and life will be beyond description, beyond imagination.
But even though we all know this to be the expectation of us, you have to want it, really want it more than you want the easy way, the lazy way, the works way, your own way. You have to set aside your old habits and change yourself into new habits and patterns that are compatible and in compliance with Gods mandates.
It is very easy to do nothing, to assume that you have no obligations in life or to God.
It is a bigger challenge to open up your Bible, to log in to an online study, to submit yourself willingly to the authority of instruction, and to do this over and over and over and over, again and again, day after day, for your entire life.
But the reward on the other end is clear. To be in union with Christ who will occupy the sovereign position in the sides of the north with us alongside, or to occupy a place along the sides of a pit. Hummm! Which to choose?
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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.