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.
6 If thou sinnest [chata'], what doest [pa`al] thou
against him? or if thy transgressions [pesha`]
be multiplied [rabab], what doest [`asah] thou unto him?
7 If thou be righteous [tsadaq], what givest [nathan] thou
him? or what receiveth [laqach] he of thine
hand [yad]? KJV-Interlinear
6 'If you have sinned, what do
you accomplish against Him? And if your
transgressions are many, what do you do to Him? 7 'If you are righteous, what do you give to
Him? Or what does He receive from your
God created the universe perfect in every way. He created a home for us that was perfect in
It was not He who caused things to deteriorate, but
angels who became arrogant and man who followed after that same pattern of
If there were someone who knew all of the answers to
all of the questions? If there were
someone who has existed throughout all of eternity past up to our present
day? If there were someone who knew all
of the details of all of the tomorrows forever into the future?
Then don't you suppose that folks would sit up and
listen to His counsel?
But no. Folks
ignore truth. They even lose track of
what the word 'truth' means. It becomes
lost and distorted, even ambiguous or relative in a world where opinions are
more abundant than the people thinking them.
And so instead of pursuing truth from the source of
truth, man rejects truth and pursues lies.
Lies are the opposite of or any modification of truth. And it takes only a tiny bit of taint to
destroy the whole thinking process of the individual.
So what do you accomplish when you sin?
God is perfect and has created a perfect future for us
all. By rejecting that perfect future,
you are reducing your opportunities. If
God has created everything for us, then what can you do to get more?
Does it cause harm to God if we sin? Does it bring benefit to God if we are
righteous in our own eyes?
God picked our parents. God picked the date in history in which we
would be born. God created our genetics,
our talent, our abilities, our circumstances.
God did everything for us, and planned everything for us even before we
came into existence. How can we add to
By pursuing a non-spiritual pattern of life, whether
sin or self-righteousness, we diminish our current and eternal blessings.
Just as the clouds are simplistic yet beyond our
ability to measure, just as the stars are complex and stretch into the infinite,
so too is our blessing package which God has created for each one of us. To compromise our spiritual life in any way
means phenomenal loss. Is that what you
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.