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.
5 For it
is a day [yowm] of trouble [mahuwmah], and
of treading down [mabuwcah], and of perplexity [mabuwkah] by the Lord ['Adonay] GOD [Yahovih] of hosts [tsaba'] in the
valley [gay'] of vision [chizzayown], breaking [quwr] down the
walls [qiyr], and of crying [showa`] to the mountains [har]. KJV-Interlinear
5 For the Lord God of hosts has a day of panic, subjugation, and
confusion In the valley of vision, A breaking down of walls And a crying to the
If you are alive and breathing in this world, then God has an appointed time for you. The day of trouble mentioned here, is a day that has been appointed by God for various times in history and for all individuals throughout history.
You can look around and see the rivers flowing on and on, regardless of what you are doing, regardless of the time of day or night. You can look around and see the clouds come and go, regardless of what you are doing, regardless of the time of day or night.
And likewise, you have a life to live and in your life, Gods grace moves on and on, regardless of what you are doing, regardless of the time of day or night, and I might add, regardless of what you think or believe.
Of course thinking and believing the correct things is better than thinking or believing the wrong things.
But regardless of how you view life, there is an appointed time for various things that will occur in your life.
Death is an obvious and final event, but there are many times during your life that you will face many tests, hardships, even prosperous times.
But here, the time being spoken of is the time in Jerusalem, in those final days of history, when all that have neglected their spiritual life, then the repercussions those collective decisions, will come full circle against the people and the disasters and sorrows and worse, will hit them full force in the face, so to speak.
The valley of vision, is the representation that Jerusalem is supposed to provide not only for its inhabitants, but for the entire world. That representation is of Gods truth and the wisdom and peace that accompany it.
The day of trouble, treading down, and the perplexity of it all, indicates the extreme hardships that the people of Jerusalem will be faced with and must endure, without exception.
The protective walls of the city represent the protections offered to the city against external enemies. The walls are the walls of Bible doctrine in the soul. But since they are broken down, they are ineffective protections because they were never constructed properly, if at all.
A spiritually negative person, or a person who incorrectly processes spiritual food, has no fortress protection within their soul. They are easily distracted, easily destroyed, easily misled. Therefore they are wide open to attack from the world.
And what happens when you are ill prepared and have to suddenly face the horrors of life? You cry to God for help. But since you are not prepared, because you did not take God or Christ or doctrine seriously, then crying or wishing or hoping for mercy, simply does not happen.
We all have an opportunity to get ourselves prepared spiritually. But for those who do not take Gods mandates seriously, who procrastinate, for those who pretend, then last minute preparation just does not exist.
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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.