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.
5 God ['el] thundereth [ra`am] marvellously [pala'] with
his voice [qowl]; great things [gadowl] doeth [`asah] he, which we
cannot comprehend [yada`]. KJV-Interlinear
5 'God thunders with His voice
wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend. NASB
The illustration of the storm has come to its end. And though Elihu uses simple concepts, like
the storm, which everyone can understand, man still has great difficulty in
Throughout life, as in the storm, God thunders
illustrations of Himself and His work. They are apparent to everyone. Whether in child birth, or in death, whether
in the weather or in the stars in the night sky, whether in the sciences or in
the arts, no matter what subject you choose, God can be found in it in some
In life there are only two opinions - Gods and
everything else. Gods opinion if
truth. Everything else is a lie. If you express truth then you express Gods
opinion. If you express anything else
(other than truth) then you express a lie.
The truth and the lie are mutually exclusive. There is no truth in the lie. There is no lie in the truth.
In order to gain an understanding of truth, you must
have a mechanism for comprehending it.
Once you can comprehend truth, then you can metabolize it into
understanding and then wisdom.
Just as food on the vine does you no good until you
eat it, and then metabolize it into your body, likewise spiritual food must be
heard, learned and believed in the proper way before it becomes beneficial to
When once we were all unbelievers, we lived in the
dark world of sin and death. Clarity of thought was limited to the academic
world around us. Once we believe in
Christ then the spiritual mechanism for learning and comprehension, becomes a
part of our life.
But that mechanism must function as God has designed
it to function before any benefits of learning become a reality to you.
The believer must be in fellowship (confession of
sins), before the spiritual life functions properly. All study, all learning, all understanding,
all usage of the principles taught in the scriptures, all aspects of the
spiritual life, all aspects of your daily life, function properly only while in
While comprehension of the academic world is available
to all, and while all academic learning comes with limitations depending on
ones IQ, common sense, and so forth, the complete view of life cannot be fully
understood until one possesses and functions within the spiritual life.
The spiritual life is not dependent on IQ, intellect,
wit, or any other aspect of the physical world.
The spiritual life is supported by the Holy Spirit and
as such, the spiritual life provides a very level playing field for everyone
who has, or will, ever live.
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.