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 Then answered [`anah] the LORD [Yahovah] unto Job ['Iyowb] out of
the whirlwind [ca`ar], and said ['amar],
7 Gird up ['azar] thy loins [chalats] now like a man [geber]: I
will demand [sha'al] of thee, and declare [yada`] thou unto me. KJV-Interlinear
6 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the storm, and said, 7 'Now gird up
your loins like a man; I will ask you,
and you instruct Me. NASB
Today, we do not hear the voice of God. All we have is His written word. And through those words, we hear Him. There are no voices, and no conversations
taking place between God and man during our dispensation. The written word has been closed with the
writing of the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation.
So the visions and dreams and voices of the Old
Testament have all been replaced by the communication by the Holy Spirit,
through the scriptures. And, all of this
communication only takes place when you are in fellowship.
So we read or listen, and hear or comprehend, and
learn by means of our daily study of the scriptures.
This learning and growing process requires a certain
humility and submission to Gods authority.
Some folks submit to this, but most folks do not.
Job has already submitted and admitted his
But God is continuing in this instruction, because
there are many folks out there in history, who will retain their arrogance, and
go so far as to destroy all that is right and just, in order to have their
That study is coming in the next verse with the
stubborn selfishness of arrogance being the principle topic. And the principle motivations being the lusts
of power, greed, approbation and so forth.
Now, prepare yourself, gird up your loins as it were,
and ready yourself to answer the tough questions which God puts to every person
everyday of their life.
And in this next sequence, Gods questions will pierce
right through to the very center of your attitude and challenge you to know
more, and be wiser than He.
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.