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.
10 O my
threshing [madushshah], and the corn [ben] of my
floor [goren]: that which I have heard [shama`] of the LORD [Yahovah] of
hosts [tsaba'], the God ['elohiym] of Israel [Yisra'el], have
I declared [nagad] unto you. KJV-Interlinear
10 O my threshed people, and my afflicted of the threshing floor! What
I have heard from the Lord of hosts, The God of Israel, I make known to you. NASB
Too many people do not take life seriously, do not take the Bible seriously, do not consider the importance of receiving its instruction, and prefer to live within their life of pretense and illusion. History is a repetition of threshing from generation to generation, sorting out those who are worthy from those who are not.
A threshed people are those who are repeatedly tossed into the air, letting the wind or breeze blow away the worthless chaff and allowing the good grain to fall to the floor, worthy of being gathered up for productive use.
And so Isaiah reminds us all, that these words were heard by him, directly from God, and he is telling us in no uncertain terms that we need to get our act together, lest we be caught up in the wind and blown away as worthless.
That threshing is not just a simple floating away, but the destruction of a horrible end to our life.
The horrible can be pain and suffering or simply loss of reward, forever. But in either case, the loss is beyond anything imaginable, and there is no excuse for anyone to lose out on anything, except for their own stubborn indifference or inconsistency in bible study.
The Bible is not an entertainment, but a boot camp training ground for eternity. There are no roses in boot camp, no sweet drill instructors to take hold of your hand, no chocolates on the pillow to greet your sleep.
If you are worthy, you will stick it out. If not, you won’t.
And the reality of it is, that Bible study is the least intrusive and the easiest thing in your life, helping you get through life, preparing you for whatever comes.
For the most part, your ability to deal with problems is going to be related to your consistency or inconsistency in study. There is no cost, and no effort to read, listen and learn. God puts it all together inside of your head, if you are consistent.
Isaiah, heard the words and wrote them down.
I merely wrote these same words and put together a study for us all.
The bottom line all comes down to you, and your ability to pay attention, be in fellowship, listen, read, learn and more important, to keep on doing this for your entire life.
The benefit is great, and it is there. Do you really believe it, or will you be a flash and then gone type of person? Do you have to be entertained? Do you have what it takes to ask the tough questions, to be objective, to really, really want to learn, to dig and dig until you know?
Can you stick it out especially when times get tough, when things get boring, when it all seems to have nothing to do with anything?
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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.