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.
26 He runneth [ruwts] upon him,
even on his neck [tsavva'r], upon the thick [`abiy] bosses [gab] of his
27 Because he covereth [kacah] his face [paniym] with his
fatness [cheleb], and maketh [`asah] collops of fat [piymah] on
his flanks [kecel]. KJV-Interlinear
26 'He rushes headlong at Him With
his massive shield. 27 'For he has
covered his face with his fat, And made his thighs heavy with flesh. NASB
Because of his negative attitude toward God, the
negative person rushes headlong in his attack against God. Or, his negative life is the same as, a
Arrogance is so powerful, that when a person rejects
the truth, his attitude embraces lies, and therefore his attack is like a mad
man, a midget, a small person who we generally perceive as having no power or
ability, jumping on the back of a giant, a monster, and in this case, God, who
is all powerful.
His attack is in vain and any onlooker can see that he
will lose horribly in the ensuing battle.
A fly against the flyswatter making a perfect strike. But the fly attacks anyway. And to what end? Splat.
A person does not have to be a historical figure, a
person does not have to be a Genghis Khan, or a Hitler, or a Sadaam to be
brutal in their attack against the one true God.
The world is filled with politicians, celebrities,
social climbers, gossips, or just spiritually indifferent people. The world is
filled with opinionated people. Don't
you have an opinion with respect to abortion, Iraq, birth control, immigration,
environment, fuel alternatives, or just the colors that a person should wear in
Don't you have an opinion with regard to the spiritual
life? What it is, how it functions, why
it should be one way or another?
And if you are alive an breathing, and have at least
some thinking years under your belt, then you have opinions. Whether you are right or wrong is
irrelevant. The fact is that you have an
opinion about many subjects. And your
opinions are driven by what you believe, and by what you have learned.
If you have studied, objectively, the Bible, and have
received at least a reasonably accurate perspective with regard to the Word of
God, then you at least have some foundation for thinking the right thoughts
with regard to life.
If you have ignored the Bible, if you have modified
what the Bible teaches, to fit your own ideas, if you have adopted some other
philosophy, then your thinking is going to be wrong.
How do you know when you are right and when you are
wrong? You have to first begin with the
source of truth, which is the Bible, and then let the Holy Spirit reveal and
make clear the truth to you. God is your
ace in the hole. All you have to do is
be consistent and God will transform your mind and guide you in the direction
As you learn more and more Bible doctrine, then you
are able to combine your five senses as well as your logic and common sense, to
figure things out, that might not be so clear.
Patience and time cures everything.
Don't rush to be opinionated about anything.
But as for the impatient person, the negative person,
the indifferent person, the compromising person, the self-righteous person and
so forth, there will never be enough time, and truth will always elude them. They will attack the brick wall repeatedly,
never figuring out why their head is so bruised.
They reject truth and embrace their sensual
satisfactions. And that, is the fatness on their face and thighs.
When a person becomes a glutton, they consume the
things that are most important to them in life.
For some it is food, for some it is alcohol, for some it is drugs, for
some it is sensual pleasures, for some it is work, and so forth.
Whatever the pleasures of life are for you, whether
eating, drinking, watching television, sleeping, whatever it is that you do to
occupy your time, that is your 'fat' in life.
Fat in life, is your pursuing the pleasures, or interests, or lusts, or
goals, or whatever you do in life. That
is, when those activities exclude God, Christ and doctrine.
And just as the glutton who eats constantly, becomes
heavier and heavier in weight, and consequently loses his health, so too, the
wrong emphasis in mental thought will cause your soul to lose its perspective.
Pursue this pattern of life for long enough, and you
will discover, maybe, that you have been jumping on Gods neck, pounding on Him
in your futile effort to define your own life.
You will lose.
The next time you pass by a cemetery, point out those
who have won in their attempts to beat the odds. Ask them all to raise their hands. And of course this suggestion is silly just
as any spiritually negative life is.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.