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.
27 For the
LORD [Yahovah] of hosts [tsaba'] hath
purposed [ya`ats], and who shall disannul [parar] it? and his hand [yad] is
stretched out [natah], and who shall turn it
back [shuwb]? KJV-Interlinear
"For the Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for
His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?" NASB
The title of God, Lord of Hosts, is a designation of Gods universal sovereignty, authority and command over any and all armies or entities. Thus God controls history, since He possesses sovereign command over all that is.
His proposed state of the outcome of history, and of his plan, comes not by chance or by spontaneous action, but from patient and diligent deliberation and determination over all of the facts of history. God is fair and thorough, leaving nothing to chance, but dealing only with certainties.
Therefore with sovereign control, and with thorough consideration, then who can argue against such truth?
And that answer is that evil will argue, because evil is selfish and self-centered and is never concerned with truth or facts, only with its own lust for that which God possesses, namely control and authority and autonomy, which it will never possess.
His hand stretched out, is the final word and decision of God.
No one is higher than God. No one is better than God. No one can out do God. No one knows more than God. No one can function or even exist without God.
Therefore, this verse is here to give assurance and confidence to those who are, or will be, under the burdens and pressures and dangers and threats of life.
If you have aligned yourself up with Gods will, then there is nothing and no one, nor any circumstance that can remove you from Gods protection.
And what exactly is Gods will?
For you to believe in Christ, who is God, and thus be saved from eternal condemnation and separation from God, and thus have eternal life and to live in heaven with Him forever.
For you to desire knowledge and understanding of truth.
For you to comply with His design and procedure for learning knowledge and understanding.
For you to confess your sins on a regular basis in order to live in continual fellowship with God.
For you to live your spiritual life as God intended for you to live it, meaning for you to grow up spiritually by means of your daily study, while in fellowship, and use what you learn in your daily life, thus having a spiritually productive life, in anything and everything that you do in life.
For you to advance to spiritual maturity and therefore become complete within yourself and with God.
As for the rest of your earthly life, that is there for you to learn and understand and become oriented to Gods truths, providing you with innumerable examples with which to measure and gauge your life. To sustain you in this world while you grow up spiritually. To help you learn responsibility and accountability with respect to your obligations to self, to others, and to God.
This is Gods desire and resolve. Comply with His mandates and you cannot fail in life. The objective of your life is to become complete as God defines completeness, not as you define convenience.
Disregard Gods design, and then of course you fall in with everything that is against, or trying to live against, Gods design, and that means certain and utter failure for you.
In the bigger picture, God controls history, and evil though it will have had its freedom to operate at will throughout history, will certainly cease when God decides that its time is over.
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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.