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.
2 For what portion [cheleq] of God ['elowahh] is there
from above [ma`al]? and what inheritance [nachalah] of the Almighty [Shadday]
from on high [marowm]? KJV-Interlinear
2 'And what is the portion of God
from above Or the heritage of the
Almighty from on high? NASB
What is it that we can expect from life? What is it that we can get out of life?
In this universe, there are only two opinions. The first is that from God, which is truth.
Truth is a very broad subject. It is not
limited to only the words contained within the Bible. It includes everything which God has
invented, designed, created and so forth.
That includes the many laws of science, economics, social structures,
establishment principles, spiritual rules and so forth.
The second opinion is everything else. Everything that Satan has invented as well as
everything that man has invented based on his observations or imaginations,
which takes truth (the content of the universe) and makes false interpretations
When facts are observed, and false conclusions are
derived, then a lie is the result. Then
ones views and understanding are based on lies.
Lies lead a person nowhere.
So what can one expect, from the worlds viewpoint, a
viewpoint which is based on the exclusion of God, and therefore based on lies? Nothing.
And yet people will wallow their life away, in their self
indulgent, self-designed ego, selfish attitude, all of which are formed because
they reject truth.
Far too many people will look to anything that will
allow them to escape truth. Truth is
just too difficult to bear. They will
pursue self pity, alcohol, drugs, eating excessively or habitually, being
opinionated, and they do these things because they gain some form of immediate
satisfaction, but still they embrace the idea of failure in their life.
Victims worship at the alter of the 'poor me' or 'I
know it all' attention. They pursue pity
or approbation because it makes them somebody, or at least gets them attention
and that satisfies their ego to a degree.
Job is in a position of tremendous and real suffering,
and yet he knows that pursuit of the worlds opinions will not gain him
What inheritance, what reward, what benefit is there?
God is the source of everything good. God is truth.
Good comes out of truth.
Legitimate reward, benefit, inheritance are all good. Therefore, they can only come out of truth,
which is, and which is from, God.
The content of truth in ones soul is nothing more than
a thinking process. Then once you know
truth, applying it to ones life comes easy.
And yet people pursue the difficult things in
life. Too hard to read the Bible. Too hard to study for a few minutes a
day. Too hard to learn some scriptural
Too easy to ignore it all and therefore open ones mind
up to the opinions of the world. All of
which are lies.
Too easy to be the victim. Too easy to define your own way through life
as long as all is going well for you.
Then life happens and the pressures overwhelm you and you quit. And then who gets blamed? Not yourself!
No, the fool blames everyone, argues with everyone,
has tantrums in public (an attention getter), cares nothing for what
impressions he makes on others. The fool
will go to great lengths to embrace his thought processes and blame all for his
And again, what inheritance, what reward, what benefit
Too easy to ignore doctrine simply because all you
have to do is pay no attention to it.
Too difficult to read and study and learn doctrine,
because you have to actually think and learn and exercise self control and
And what fun is there in that? What attention is there in that. To think that a person has to endure humility
and respect for authority, and responsibility and such.
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.