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 When I looked [qavah] for good [towb], then evil [ra`] came [bow'] unto me: and
when I waited [yachal] for light ['owr], there came [bow'] darkness
26 'When I expected good, then
evil came; When I waited for light, then
darkness came. NASB
One of the greatest failures of people in life, come
from their unreasonable expectations out of life.
Most of the worlds population look to philosophies,
religions, beliefs that are outright lies.
They will be disappointed.
Most of the people of civilized cultures, look to the
many standards, which they have set up to insure their continued prosperity, or
their continued beliefs in the standards which they have established for themselves.
They will be disappointed.
We are now beginning the political season for our
national elections. Many people look to
their own beliefs in this principle or that principle, which they have decided
is better than the other guys set of principles. The struggle is for power regardless of what
But in the end of it all, Jesus Christ controls
history. He may allow the people to have what they want, or He may impose some
set of circumstances in order to drive history in a direction of His choosing,
regardless of what the people want. In
either case, Gods plan is better than mans, though man will celebrate his
victory regardless of the outcome.
Job explains here, exactly what Solomon said, 'All is
That simply means that anything and everything from
this world is worthless emptiness.
Sure you have issues that are important to you -
taxes, abortion, war, work, inflation, the cost of insurance, the cost of
gasoline, environment, illegal aliens, and this list can go on and on. But, what good are any of them, if you have
no spiritual life?
Your life here on this earth is temporary. Human
history is temporary. This world exists
only on a temporary basis. If the worlds
people paid as much attention to their spiritual lives as they do to their own
opinions, then this world would have no problems. We would already be in the Millennium. No, we would already be in the eternal state!
Humanity cannot accelerate Gods plan.
Humanity cannot attain Gods objectives.
We expect one thing and get another. We make plans, and then life happens. Something should tell us that we are not in
control. But then, who is going to
believe the Bible anyway?
One day, life will teach you the very seriousness of
life. When is that going to happen in
We will all vote eventually, for our favorite
candidate. That is a responsible action
for everyone. But more important, we
should all get serious about our Bible study.
After all, candidates will come and go.
Some we will like, and others we will not like.
Life will continue in accordance with Gods plan, and
man will continue to expect one thing and get another. Man will continue to make issues in life,
more important than spiritual growth.
Man will continue to disregard Bible doctrine, and therein will be the
source of mans eventual surprise.
Life is serious.
Your spiritual life is the single most important thing that you will
ever have in our life. It means the
difference between the Lake of Fire or heaven.
It means the difference between the normal blessings of heaven, and the
phenomenal beyond imagination blessings of heaven. Both sets of differences are infinite in
But then, none of this means anything to you, if you
don't really care. There are just too
many issues that are more important to folks in life. More important than doctrine. They are easily insulted, or become easily
defensive over issues when Bible doctrine does not genuinely exist in their
And then, most folks won't really care until they
encounter real, repeat, real disaster in their life.
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.