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 All darkness [choshek] shall be
hid [taman] in his secret places [tsaphan]: a fire ['esh] not blown [naphach] shall consume ['akal] him;
it shall go ill [yara`] with him that is left [sariyd] in his tabernacle ['ohel]. KJV-Interlinear
26 Complete darkness is held in
reserve for his treasures, And unfanned fire will devour him; It will consume the survivor in his tent. NASB
The word of God teaches us all of the deadly
seriousness of life. It is not a game
from which you can play once and a while, to win, come in second or lose and
then ignore it all to do over again on some other day.
You life is once.
Your chances for getting life right is once. Your once is during your current life in this
All of eternity is at stake. And in eternity there will be either
phenomenal blessings, token blessings, or phenomenal horrors. Each category is separated by a virtually
infinite value. In this life you can
compare these three with being a multi-trillionaire, a middle class citizen, or
one who has fallen into a burning fire pit.
All three lasting forever. Which
would you prefer?
Most would prefer the first, although probably few
will achieve it, but many will probably end up with the second choice, and most
will end up in the Lake of Fire, a very poor third choice. The first two existing in heaven, with the
third option not in heaven.
The Bible teaches of the magnificent blessings, which
God offers to everyone. Blessings, which
are tantamount to sheer splendor and glory.
God gives these gifts freely to anyone and everyone who will simply
pursue truth in their life. Truth is Bible doctrine and all of the by-products,
which come from it.
In contrast, man who is negative toward God and
doctrine, pursues darkness, 'choshek.'
This is an utter darkness, in which there is no light, no vision, no
orientation, no frame of reference, nothing.
All of the details of life, everything which you may pursue or hold near
and dear to your heart, are utterly worthless.
To pursue these things only in life, rejecting or
being indifferent toward God, or trying to play the substitute game with Gods
truth, substituting whatever it is you believe for that which God teaches, is
the life of an absolute fool.
Don't be that fool.
God offers you galaxies of mountains of gold, and
unfortunately, people prefer the doggie doo-doo's of life.
The unfanned fire is a self-igniting fire, which is
sustained by wrong choices in life. It
is a fire from within, and not a fire of passion, but a fire of
People destroy themselves through their rejection of
the proper function of their spiritual life.
Your tent is your very own soul. That is your life.
Note that your soul is a very phenomenal vessel. It houses your human life. Through your physical brain, your souls
function is very limited in this life.
But when you move into your resurrection body, then
the capacity of your soul will lose that limitation, and your abilities, etc.,
which have always been there, will finally sail off the charts.
If there was ever a terrible thing to waste in life,
it is not the human mind, but the human soul.
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.