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.
7 If my step ['ashur] hath turned
out [natah] of the way [derek], and mine heart [leb]
walked [halak] after ['achar] mine eyes [`ayin], and if
any blot [m'uwm] hath cleaved [dabaq] to mine hands [kaph];
8 Then let me sow [zara`], and let another ['acher]
eat ['akal]; yea, let my offspring [tse'etsa'] be rooted out [sharash]. KJV-Interlinear
7 'If my step has turned from the
way, Or my heart followed my eyes, Or if any spot has stuck to my hands, 8 Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops
be uprooted. NASB
The steps of a person are the patterns of life he has
chosen to follow. The heart is
representative of the pump of the soul.
The heart is the circulation of the information within the soul, or the
active thought process. The hands
represent the overt or physical activity, moment to moment, day to day, of the
Turning out of the way, is an expression for one who
has turned away from what is right and true.
It is one who has turned away from God, from Christ, from doctrine, from
their spiritual life. And when you turn
away from truth, then you obviously turn toward lies.
Any pattern of life, whether you justify it within
your own mind, whether it brings harm to anyone else or not, whether it seems
reasonable to you, but it is not consistent with the principles taught within
the Bible, these patterns are false.
And choosing a pattern of life follows the thought
pattern within your soul. And the
obvious result is that you will act overtly (the hands) based on what you
Anything that you do (the sowing), and anything that
you possess (the crops) will come to nothing.
When you live your life outside of that which God has
designed for you, you will end up with nothing.
Anything you do will end up benefiting someone
else. Anything you own, will end up
giving pleasure, the pleasure of ownership, to someone else.
And if you have read through the parables, then you
know, or should know, that spiritually positive believers, will end up with
everything. They may suffer now during
this time in history, but there is coming a day when all positive believers
will inherit and possess it all.
The ultimate evaluation is not yours to give. No person will decide for any other person,
the ultimate outcome of ones life and destiny.
That is Christs' right.
Job states boldly that he is ready for such an
evaluation. His friends have accused him
of wickedness, but he defers to God, and is more than willing to accept Gods
Jobs present situation in suffering is irrelevant, and
he knows it.
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.