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 hast forgotten [shakach] the God ['elohiym] of thy
salvation [yesha`], and hast not been mindful [zakar] of the rock [tsuwr] of thy
strength [ma`owz], therefore shalt thou plant [nata`] pleasant [na`aman] plants [neta`], and shalt set [zara`] it
with strange [zuwr] slips [zamowrah]: KJV-Interlinear
10 For you
have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of
your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips
of a strange god. NASB
Sooner or later, trouble or problems or judgment come into everyone's life, because they have forgotten Christ, pretend to know Christ, or have substituted something else for Christ. The ultimate judgment will come with the ultimate disregard, and that will occur in the final days of history.
But this principle applies to everyone's life, regardless of when they live in history.
The God of your salvation is Jesus Christ. There is none other.
The rock of your strength is bible doctrine.
Jesus Christ is the rock or the foundation of stability of all that exists. Bible doctrine is the written Christ, or the rock consisting of the written word, which when you learn it, puts that rock or foundation inside of your soul.
Doctrine in your soul is your strength.
This is why learning doctrine is so very important, for without it, you have no real inner resources, only delusion.
Pleasant plants and strange slips is a reference to alternative philosophies, or religions, or belief systems.
When the Israelites took over the promised land, they eventually intermarried with the locals and adopted their cultures and religions, blending their rituals and beliefs with their own. This intermingling is the adding of pleasant plants, or a garden of worldly pleasantries, wherein the worlds enticements and philosophies and rituals were mixed in with the Israelite belief system.
Slips is a reference to branches that are added or grafted into the main plant, and thus here is a reference to the compromise of true doctrine with grafted in false doctrines.
So, when you disregard God and doctrine, then you by default, graft in false ideas into your life and viewpoint. The disregard sooner or later takes control of your life and subjects you to horrendous judgment in order to bring you back to truth.
In the final days of history, all of this disregard, will reach a peak and thus the ultimate judgment that will end in a horrible outcome for a very spiritually negative people.
And, this principle applies to each individual throughout history. Each person will face their maker when removed from this world. And when you face Christ, then you will know for certain if your current views are right, or if you have wasted your life on delusional views.
But why wait until it is too late, when you can know now and do something about it? But then, do you really care to know? Or, are you stubborn and prefer your delusion?
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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.