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.
1 Elihu ['Eliyhuw] also proceeded [yacaph], and said ['amar], KJV-Interlinear
1 Then Elihu continued and
Elihu continues to speak in generalities, as he implies
that Job has violated many fundamental truths resulting in the continuation of
And though Elihu is applying these truths in error, we
have the opportunity to learn what folks back in those ancient times believed, and
simultaneously how God works His policies toward mankind.
Elihu's points in this chapter are that God will
always administer impartial justice toward mankind.
Elihu points out that it is a general truth that God
favors those who are righteous. Those
righteous, being those who have believed in Him, and have established a pattern
of life consistent with the principles which God teaches. That those whom He favors will enjoy all
manner of prosperity, while at the same time may be subjected to His divine
If a person maintains a stubborn attitude toward God,
then they may be subjected to greater disciplinary actions during their life,
and most certainly at the end of their life.
The Christian life is a unique life belonging only to
those who have believed in Jesus Christ.
All unbelievers are specifically excluded from the Christian life.
The Christian spiritual life is a unique life
belonging only to those who maintain a fellowship relationship with God. Fellowship is maintained through the function
of confession which results from a consistent monitoring of ones sins and
attitude in life.
Those who reside in fellowship enjoy an active
spiritual relationship with God. Those
who do not reside in fellowship, imitate unbelievers and do not enjoy an active
relationship with God.
The spiritual life functions only while you are in
fellowship. When you are out of
fellowship, your spiritual life is disabled, even though you are still saved.
And though you may incur Gods discipline while stumbling
along in your spiritual life, you still reside in this devils world. And the devils world being inherently evil,
is full of trouble and turmoil which inevitably will fall into each of our
God deals with this devils world while still
maintaining His forward progress in His divine plan, and simultaneously dealing
with each of our individual needs and wants.
You will never find perfection or peace in this world, but you will find
it within your spiritual life.
The objective of history is to get all who have
believed in Christ, into heavens eternity, and to get all who have advanced in
their spiritual lives the greatest of blessings beyond imagination. This current world was never designed to go on
forever, and it won't.
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.