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.
23 When he is about to fill [male'] his belly [beten], God
shall cast [shalach] the fury [charown] of his wrath ['aph] upon
him, and shall rain [matar] it upon him while
he is eating [lachuwm]. KJV-Interlinear
23 'When he fills his belly, God
will send His fierce anger on him And will rain it on him while he is eating. NASB
One filling his belly, is a gluttonous self-centered
person. He fills and fills, eats, and
eats, pursues and pursues, anything and everything that benefits himself and
Whether a person is greedy and selfish in business or
in his career, or whether a person is absorbed by his own beliefs perhaps even
a do-gooder, or whether a person is driven by criminal or social pursuits, or
something else, all of these who reject God, Christ, and doctrine (and this
means the legitimate function of them) in their individual lives, qualify as
This has included you at some point, or perhaps still
applies to you, in your life.
One of the most difficult things you can do in life,
is to be continually patient in your daily Bible study. In the spiritual life, things just do not
happen overnight. But then God is
preparing you during the entire course of your life, not just while you are in
school, or in business, or on weekends, or whenever is suits you.
The spiritual life is not a convenience nor your
right. It is Gods gift. And it is a gift of immense value.
Rejecting the spiritual life means that you will be
pursuing the things of this world. And
the things of this world are of no more value than old doggie doo-doo.
Yet, people all over the world will fight over the
worldly things, the doggie doo-doo, while simultaneously rejecting the gold of
During ones life the difficulties of the world
exist. After you die, those difficulties
cease. So you only have this life to
experience, and be hammered by, the jungle rules here on earth. God so allows and limits this activity in
order to, hopefully, get your attention, and to get you back on track in your
While you are filling your belly, while you are
engrossed in the things of this world, the rains of worldly trouble will be
there to constantly pursue you. You can
never escape them.
Happiness, contentment, completion, and meaning, and
purpose of ones life will never come to the spiritually negative person.
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.