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.
4 For so [koh] the LORD [Yahovah] said ['amar] unto me, I
will take my rest [shaqat], and I will consider
[nabat] in my dwelling place [makown] like a clear [tsach] heat [chom] upon herbs ['owr], and like
a cloud [`ab] of dew [tal] in the heat [chom] of
harvest [qatsiyr]. KJV-Interlinear
4 For thus
the Lord has told me, "I will look from My dwelling place quietly Like
dazzling heat in the sunshine, Like a cloud of dew in the heat of
While the plans of man hustle and bustle through life, there are things that occur regardless of human plans or activities or anything else in history. The dazzling heat and the cloud of dew are simple references to the activity of life in its normal sense.
When the sun is shining, the heat is there. When the harvest time is in the fall the morning dew or fog is there. These things simply occur and they always occur regardless of what you are or are not doing in life.
The plans of man and nations run their course, and God sits back at ease on His throne and waits with extreme patience, because God knows the end of mans plans and God knows the end of all history, before, during and after. So God is at peace and resting at ease, while man hustles and plans and connives and deceives and pursues.
And this is a reference to the nations of history and especially the nations at the end of history.
And while man has his own agenda, which serves only a few with the intent of destroying others, God waits patiently while man plays out his moves, and then God strikes the final blow that puts an end to the evil of this world.
So, if you are negative toward God and Christ and doctrine, and are pursuing your own agenda in life, do not be surprised that nothing happens immediately to put a stop to your plans. God is patient.
Life will ruin its course. Nations will rise and fall. Generations will come a go.
God has a plan not only for each individual, but for all of human history in its entirety, and regardless of what man does or when man does it, Gods plan advances right along without so much as a skip of a heartbeat.
In case you have not noticed, no matter what your plans are, or what the plans of nations are, the sun rises and sets on schedule, the seasons come and go on schedule, the winds and weather patterns circle the world with regularity, the tides rise and fall with consistency, the rivers and streams flow uninterrupted, and of course, God sits in His heaven in perfect peace, watching and waiting for your plans to play themselves out.
But then, sooner or later, God will act, and when that happens, you certainly do not want to be on the wrong side of His plans. You have every opportunity to be on the right side of life, through doctrine.
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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.