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.
wilt keep [natsar] him in perfect [shalowm]
peace [shalowm], whose mind [yetser] is stayed [camak] on thee:
because he trusteth [batach] in thee. KJV-Interlinear
3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because
he trusts in you. ESV
One of the more popular verses that people memorize. This verse emphasizes the objective of spiritual maturity as a result of learning and growing through Bible doctrine, through faith.
Him, is a reference to the individual believer in Christ.
Peace is repeated here as perfect peace, and this is the state of mind in perfect contentment and relaxed mental attitude that results from spiritual growth.
Whose mind is stayed, is a phrase that makes it clear that peace comes from the content of Bible doctrine in the soul. The mind refers to the center of content as in memory or knowledge. And the word for stayed, indicates the focus of ones thoughts. That focus is on the Lord, who is Christ. But the person of Christ is embodied in the written word, or Bible doctrine. Jesus Christ is the written Word, as well as the living word referring to the living person of Jesus.
To know doctrine is to know Christ.
Without knowing Bible doctrine, one cannot possibly know Christ.
Trust is faith and the confidence and poise and maturity that results from advancement in the spiritual life.
Therefore, faith leads to study, and study of Bible doctrine leads to growth. Growth leads to utilization and continued thoughts of doctrine in the life.
The result is a relaxed mental attitude, and peace, which is the peace of God that exceeds all human understanding.
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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.