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.
8 And he
cried [qara'], A lion ['ariy]: My lord ['Adonay], I stand [`amad]
continually [tamiyd] upon the watchtower [mitspeh] in the daytime [yowmam],
and I am set [natsab] in my ward [mishmereth] whole nights [layil]: KJV-Interlinear
8 Then the lookout called, "O Lord, I stand continually by day
on the watchtower, And I am stationed every night at my guard post. NASB
Lions are often painted or sculptured onto buildings as symbols of watchmen or lookouts. They are fierce and foreboding, and even when seemingly asleep, their eyes miss nothing. Isaiah is the fierce lion watchman. Bible doctrine is the lion of fierceness and alertness and watching constantly and continually throughout history.
Doctrine is constant, unchanging, and reliable. It keeps watch by day, and by night.
Bible doctrine keeps the watch in storms, in prosperity, in times of trouble, in times of affluence, in times of positive volition toward truth, and in times of apostasy.
And even when there is nothing to be seen on the horizon, and even when the days turn to months, turn to years, turn to centuries, turn to millennia, Bible doctrine is at its post watching, waiting.
For the prophecy is true and real.
And when all others fall away because so much time has passed and nothing is fulfilled, when all others have long forgotten what awaits them in the future, when all others have given up and turned to other more enticing philosophies, Bible doctrine remains faithful, obedient, and unwavering at its post.
Who else has such dedication?
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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.