Wherefore thus saith ['amar] the Holy One [qadowsh] of
Israel [Yisra'el], Because ye despise [ma'ac] this word [dabar], and
trust [batach] in oppression [`osheq] and perverseness [luwz],
and stay [sha`an] thereon: KJV-Interlinear
12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, “Because you despise
this word and trust in oppression and perverseness and rely on them, ESV
The holy one of Israel, is a title for Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament he was referred to as the Lord, the Messiah, the Savior, the promised one, I Am, and by various other descriptive terms that identify the one unique person of the universe, who is both God and man, and separates Israel and Christianity from all other religions, philosophies, and beliefs in the world.
In Deuteronomy, we are told the Lord is God, the Lord is one. And that means that the Lord who is the Messiah and the promised one, and who is born of a woman and therefore a man, is also God. The Lord is one, refers to unique. The Lord is unique in that he is like no other deity were false gods that only exist in the imaginations of people who pursue lies.
The word of God, is the mind of Christ. In order to learn how Christ thinks, then you have to learn Bible doctrine.
In order to learn Bible doctrine, you have to have a functional spiritual life, which means you have to have believed in Christ and are therefore reborn with a human spirit so that you can process spiritual information, and you have to live in fellowship, which means you confess your sins so that you can function within the spiritual sphere, and you have to engage in and pursue a daily study within that framework so that you can learn and grow and function and mature within your spiritual life.
Unfortunately, most people do not do this. They play games. They say all the right things, but ignore what’s expected of them. And here Isaiah makes it very clear that people who do not pursue their spiritual life, as God has designed it and defined it, do in fact despise God and Christ and the word of God.
When you reject Gods process, when you ignore Gods process, even if you are indifferent toward Gods process, then you are in fact a despiser, and rejecter, and indifferent person, a pretender, and you are wasting your time on the phony things of life. And you could be spending your time on the correct things of life simply by setting aside your phony and pretense life.
People need to spend less time stating opinions and trying to impress people, and more time listening and learning and impressing God, who can look directly into the soul and see whether that content is legitimate or fake.
When Bible doctrine is not your priority, then oppression and perverseness, which refers to everything outside of Bible doctrine, becomes the priority. And you rely on the things that you make your priority.
Jesus Christ speaks to us through the word of God. You do not hear his voice, you cannot hear his voice. But you can read and listen and learn the teaching of the word of God, while in fellowship. And through that spiritual learning mechanism you will learn Christ, and gain Christ in you. Christ is Bible doctrine. Bible doctrine in you is Christ in you.
And to do anything else, is a direct insult from you toward Christ.
This Bible study has been online for many, many years. It has developed a huge worldwide following. You can be a part of that following, and be a part of your own successful spiritual life, simply by reading the studies each day, which by the way, costs you nothing.
However, the quintessence of phoniness, is knowing that a Bible study is available, but doing nothing. And in that case, only you will be the one who loses, while everyone else succeeds.
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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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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