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.
18 For he maketh sore [ka'ab], and bindeth up [chabash]:
he woundeth [machats], and his hands [yad] make whole [rapha']. KJV-Interlinear
18 'For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and
His hands also heal. NASB
protects each and every one of those who belong to Him. He spreads out His arms of power to protect
and to guide, but when we get out of line, then He disciplines each as He sees
fit. If you have believed in Christ,
then you belong to God.
the discipline is a splinter, a mild smack across the hand, and at other times,
His discipline can be a bone crushing beating sufficient to overcome the most
severe of stubborn attitudes.
he is applying His discipline, He also prepares for the healing, should we see
the error of our way. When God patches us up, then we will be as good as new,
if not better.
Christ controls history. God the Father
set out a plan, a divine plan in eternity past.
Included in that plan are all of the details of history, with no
exceptions. Jesus Christ carries out
that plan to the letter and never ever deviates from the plan. Why?
Because the plan is the perfect plan, and there is none better. The Holy Spirit reveals the plan, provides
our support, and sustains us through that plan.
detail, no matter how small, escapes the attention of God.
plan provides for each of our decisions and actions. Gods plan provides for our every need
throughout our life.
plan also has provision for our discipline when we deviate from our spiritual
is intended to get your attention, and redirect your thinking back to Him. For those whose light bulb comes on quickly,
the road of recovery is quick. For those
who seem to have misplaced their light bulbs, the recovery road is a little
longer and harder.
Christ controls history. He can control
history through His direct actions. He
can control history indirectly through the laws of establishment. He can direct history through permitting the
jungle laws to act against you.
any case, you haven't an ice cubes chance, if you think you can get through
this life on your own. Only fools ignore
this principle as they ignore God.
you realize that your life is totally in Gods hands or Satan's, and then once
you put yourself into Gods hands, rather than Satan's, by getting with a daily
Bible study and a positive attitude toward your spiritual life, then your life
will get significantly better.
is much, much easier when you can avoid Gods discipline. But, if you happen to have gotten yourself into
trouble along the way, as most folks do, then your best course of recovery is
to turn to God and your spiritual life.
stubborn, being defiant, being hateful, being resentful, being bitter, being
self righteous, being judgmental, and so forth will never make your life
better. These things only serve to
postpone your better life.
one day you might wake up and discover that you, yourself are your own worst
'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to
death and give life. I have wounded, and it is I who heal; And there is no one
who can deliver from My hand. NASB
'Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He
has wounded us, but He will bandage us. NASB
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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.