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.
9 He putteth forth [shalach] his hand [yad] upon the
rock [challamiysh]; he overturneth [haphak] the mountains [har] by the
10 He cutteth out [baqa`] rivers [ya`or] among the
rocks [tsuwr]; and his eye [`ayin] seeth [ra'ah] every
precious thing [yaqar].
11 He bindeth [chabash] the floods
[nahar] from overflowing [Bakiy]; and the thing that is hid [ta`alummah] bringeth he forth [yatsa']
to light ['owr]. KJV-Interlinear
9 'He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base. 10 'He hews out channels through the rocks; And his eye sees anything precious. 11 'He dams up the streams from flowing; And what is hidden he brings out to the
You should realize that all of these activities in which
humanity is engaged, are legitimate activities.
There is nothing wrong with hunting for gold, harvesting the resources
of the world, innovating in technology, manufacturing things, changing diapers,
having a social life, doing whatever it is that you do in life.
The error comes in the setting of priorities, making
Bible study and the advancement in ones spiritual life, secondary to any
activity in this world.
There are two pursuits in existence - ones spiritual
life and ones temporal life.
Since the life of anyone extends into the next life,
then preparing for that longer next life should be our chief concern.
God gave humanity innumerable resources on this planet
in order to have educations, jobs, economies, entertainment and so forth, even
a spiritual life.
God set out all of the worlds resources in layers both
geologically and chronologically, such that man would have access to resources
throughout history and not in just one or two generations. Even mans discovery and invention is layered
The ancients have demonstrated knowledge in many
advanced scientific areas, yet most discoveries and advancements in knowledge
did not happen until this past century.
Man has been here for some six-thousand years. So for less than two percent of mans history,
has technology and scientific knowledge exploded.
But despite that small percentage, man has
demonstrated the same tendencies that were demonstrated way back then and
Job states that mining was an advanced
enterprise. Man chiseled through the
hardest of rock, (flint). Man had to
deal with phenomenal problems in mining, (water). All mines were not abandoned when the
underground waters flooded the mines.
Man overcame those obstacles by either sealing off or channeling away,
the water flows that would otherwise shut down and mine. And back then, they did it without the aid of
our modern pumps.
They figured out how to seal off water, or how to sink
another lower shaft to capture the water so that the area where they were
working would remain dry.
Man went to great efforts and to extreme dangers in
order to discover and bring to the surface (into the light), the treasures
which the earth possessed. Be it coal or
diamonds, made no difference. Man has
sought after the earths resources since the beginning.
God provided sufficient resources on this planet, to
sustain humanity for its continued existence.
Revelation describes the difficulties which man will have during the
Tribulation, demonstrating mans inability to sustain himself. But then, when Christ returns, He will
sustain an even larger population of people for a thousand years, before the
Millennium comes to an end.
So there will never really be a shortage or
resources. There will never really be a
global climate change which will end human history. There will never really be a time when
solutions are not available for all of mans problems.
The real and biggest question is, 'What does man think
of Christ?' And then that question is
followed by the second biggest question, which applies to believers only, 'What
do you think of doctrine?'
Jesus Christ controls history.
Bible doctrine is the written 'Christ.'
With doctrine in your soul, then Christ controls your
life, which makes success for your life, guaranteed.
Without doctrine, you control your own life. That means that failure in your life is
certain despite any and all obstacles you might overcome in your life. We are always hearing or reading of people who
overcome great difficulties in their life.
But without doctrine in their soul, those achievements are meaningless.
History is full of examples of mans great
achievements, but what still remains is his incompetence in controlling
anything. You will be no different unless
you get with a genuine spiritual growth program and decide to become obedient
to all of Gods mandates for your life, not just the things you decide to accept,
or invent for yourself.
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.