ye have said ['amar], We have made [karath] a
covenant [b@riyth] with death [maveth], and with hell [sh@'owl]
are we [`asah] at agreement [chozeh]; when the overflowing [shataph] scourge [showt][shayit] shall pass through [`abar][`abar], it shall not come [bow']
unto us: for we have made [suwm] lies [kazab] our refuge [machaceh], and
under falsehood [sheqer] have we hid [cathar] ourselves: KJV-Interlinear
you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have an
agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for
we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter”; ESV
For anyone who has not committed themselves to a daily study and learning of Bible doctrine, then their contract with evil is effective, by default.
But what advantage is there to the spiritual life?
Well, most would compare heaven to the lake of fire and even after a moment of pondering, would agree that heaven is far, far better.
Then there is the spiritual life which is available, but only if you learn and grow up in your spiritual life, as a result of a daily study and learning.
But too, you have to be in fellowship in order to function within your spiritual life, which simply means that you have to confess regularly to God the Father. You do not confess to anyone else. Not their business.
And then, with growth and living within the spiritual sphere of fellowship, you generate spiritual production, which the Bible describes as gold, silver, and precious stones. Or production within your life that is intrinsic in value.
This as opposed to worthless production of anything done outside of fellowship (wood, hay, and stubble).
Advancement to spiritual maturity means greater reward and blessing for eternity, as well as a more stable life now in this life whereby you can understand and be oriented to life in this world around you.
But then, if none of this interests you, then you have what is left. A contract with evil and death and suffering and loss and worse.
Lies are assigned to everything that is not related to the spiritual life. Reject the spiritual life or ignore it, and you have lies and nothing more.
Falsehoods are assigned to everything that is not related to the spiritual life. Reject the spiritual life as God has defined it (you cannot define your own version of the spiritual life), and you are left with falsehoods and nothing more.
Lies and falsehoods gain you nothing and lose you everything.
Truth gains you everything. But truth is obtained only one way, which is by means of the spiritual life, which is obtained and functions by way of a daily study.
So, if you are reading this, then you have at least made the first right step. Now to keep on reading and learning everyday of your life. The spiritual life is a lifetime commitment that continues throughout your entire life.