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.
earth ['erets] is utterly [ra`a`] broken
down [ra`a`], the earth ['erets] is clean [parar] dissolved [parar], the earth ['erets] is
moved [mowt] exceedingly [mowt].KJV-Interlinear
19 The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth
is violently shaken. ESV
Everything here is intense and dramatic and is designed to get your attention. But the lack of attention from those who are not really interested, is the loss that humanity will eventually experience, simply because of that attitude.
The verbs are in the strongest form: ‘By breaking, the land is broken;’ ‘by scattering, the land is scattered;’ ‘by turmoil, the land is moved.’ The repetition, is a strong form of emphasis; and the whole passage is designed to denote the utter misery and destruction and ruin, that will come upon the land.
This is the end result of the heavens opening up and pouring phenomenal judgment upon humanity.
It is not the land, not the rocks or the soil or the vegetation or the animals that have sinned, but it is man who has sinned and in so doing, has brought all of the destruction, destruction beyond imagination, upon himself.
The violence is extreme. The destruction is extreme. The survivors, survive only because of Gods specific protection for them, and that protection is due to their immovable obedience to His Word.
That obedience is something that is severely lacking in the world today.
Far too many give lip service, to God, but no obedience to His mandates. Most do not even have a clue as to what exactly that obedience requires. They believe that their emotional driven sincerity is enough, but that is not even close to what God commands.
The mandates of confession, pursuing a daily study through instruction, and so forth are excluded from most folks daily lives, and thus their life pattern is the example that will eventually get the entire world in trouble.
And of course most folks will never believe this, because they simply never learn, because they never pursue instruction. And the pattern of world destruction follows the pattern of the worlds lack of understanding due to indifference and disobedience.
If you have ever found yourself in the middle of a massive earthquake or severe storm, then try to imagine the entire world under the siege of a huge earthquake breaking up entire continents, that never seems to end.
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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.