walk [halak] to go down [yarad] into
Egypt [Mitsrayim], and have not asked [sha'al] at my mouth [peh]; to
strengthen [`azaz] themselves in the strength [ma`owz] of Pharaoh [Par`oh], and to
trust [chacah] in the shadow [tsel] of Egypt [Mitsrayim]! KJV-Interlinear
2 who set out
to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the
protection of Pharaoh and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt! ESV
In the previous verse, if you were able to get beyond the hair comments, then you know that rejection of truth, means absence of truth, and therefore the tendency is to go astray from the natural order to life. The natural order is truth. The unnatural order is evil. And this going against truth, leads to the pattern of sins in ones life.
There are some indicators of this characteristic of society, but those indicators are there only for ones discernment and recognizing the spiritual state or lack of it, of society, not there for ones condescension or comment or judging.
When truth is lacking, and dysfunction sets in, and sin sets in, then the obvious course is to Egypt.
Does that mean that people move to Egypt? No.
Egypt is often referred to as, going down to Egypt.
And the going down, is the continued spiral of spiritual dysfunction
Egypt is often used as the place of sin, the place of the rejection of God, of Christ and the place of the pursuit of false gods and earthly things.
Wickedness is the typical description of people who lack a spiritual life, lack a functioning spiritual life, or who have no spiritual life.
And their covering or protective environment is now Egypt, or the false things of life.
They not only cover themselves in the false, but they become comfortable in the false.
They do not ask God his advice. We have already seen that Gods advice is ignored. They simply go.
And not only do they not ask, and simply go, but they think nothing of their decision to go in that direction.
When truth is rejected, then wickedness takes hold of your life, then you think things and do things that are unreasonable, but seem perfectly normal to you.
Not studying the Bible seems perfectly unnecessary. Learning truth seems unnecessary. Discovering your error seems unnecessary. After all, you will not believe that you have any errors.
And this is a very dangerous trap, one into which you may never discover that you have fallen. Until it is too late, that is.
When you seek shelter in the false, and find comfort in the false, then there is no reason to search for something else, until the repercussions of the false come crashing down all around you, then and only then is there a chance that your eyes might open and your reasoning might question whether you should be thinking something else.
But still, when in the trap for an extended period, then discovering truth and learning it and moving toward it, is a very difficult thing to do. Your thinking has to be transformed, and stubbornness is a very powerful barrier to making that change.
Better to have never fallen in to the trap, than to never find out that you are already in it.
These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.
To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.
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