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.
10 But he knoweth [yada`] the way [derek] that I take
[`immad]: when he hath tried [bachan] me, I shall come forth [yatsa'] as gold [zahab]. KJV-Interlinear
10 'But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as
God knows the content of your soul. He knows the pattern of life, which you have
chosen for yourself.
Everyone who has ever lived a reasonable length of
years, gets tested. It is the nature of
this devils world.
The world is ruled by Satan, his policies are jungle
law and evil, and therefore life in this world is going to be difficult,
especially for anyone who turns their back on evil and tries to maintain and
advance in their spiritual life.
3 Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, And
art intimately acquainted with all my ways.
God knows the life of every individual. You cannot fool Him. He knows your every thought, your every
motivation, your every desire, your every word that you have or ever will
speak, and He knows your every action, which you will take during your life.
There is no place where you can go and hide, or keep
secret you re your inner most secrets, desires, thoughts, motives, actions and
so forth. You are a totally open book to
Gods eyes. And, He has known all about
you since eternity past. That is long
before you ever came to know yourself.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the
way of the wicked will perish. NASB
There are two broad categories of people who will ever
live - those who will be saved and those who will not. God knows who will not believe in the savior
Jesus Christ. They will eventually
perish in the Lake of Fire.
As for the believers of history, they too can be categorized
into at least three broad groups.
Revisit the 'Parables' study. The first group consists of those who have
believed in Christ, but will choose to go no further in their spiritual
life. They are the indifferent group.
The second group consists of those believers who
advance somewhat in their spiritual life, but life and the world just gets to
them and they stumble many times along the way.
They make attempts to grow up spiritually but they lack the motivation
or drive to stick to their spiritual life.
They have some spiritual growth.
The third group consists of those who advance all of
the way to spiritual maturity. They
stick it our through thick and thin and no matter what problems, or prejudices,
or difficulties, or tests that might come their way in life, they remain
steadfast in their path of spiritual growth.
1 Peter 1:7
7 that the proof of your faith, being more precious
than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to
result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; NASB
The Bible lists a hand full of people who have been
tested to the extreme - Job, Abraham, Moses, David, Daniel and so forth. But
rest assured that history has most likely produced many millions of folks who
have been tested to the extreme in life, and passed.
The Bible doctrine that enters into your soul by way
of your daily study, is as gold. But
unlike the gold of this world, your spiritual life will last forever.
The gold of this world can be placed into a furnace
and then removed. It goes in as gold and
comes out as gold. The furnace does not
harm the gold, but rather it comes out even better than before it went in.
And so you, with the gold of Bible doctrine, which is
inside of you, will probably see trouble after trouble in your life. Stick with your spiritual growth, and you
will go into and out of those troubles with no harm to you. Afterward, you will be better, stronger, and
even more mature than before.
Testing from this world serves to accelerate your
spiritual growth. And that is a good
In every situation of life, there will be a beginning,
a middle, and an end. All tests end.
All tests end!
The more you stick with your spiritual life style, the
more you stick with you daily studies, the more you persevere inside of
fellowship within your spiritual life, the easier and quicker, the tests will seem
With your eyes on God, nothing in this life can harm
With your eyes on the things of this world and not on
God, your suffering will only seem like an eternity, and no good will come out
of your circumstances.
This is the devils world. Suffering is inevitable. You might as well benefit from it rather than
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.