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Lesson # Prov. 12:3
Study Material - Prov. 12:3
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.
Proverbs 12:3 3 A man [adam] shall not be established [kuwn] by wickedness [resha] : but the root [sheresh] of the righteous [tsaddiyq] shall not be moved [mowt] . KJV-Interlinear 3 A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved. NASB
There are only two types of production that a person can generate in ones life - divine good, and/or wickedness.
Divine good comes from the source of the spiritual life. When a person resides in fellowship, then all that he does results in the production of divine good.
In contrast, when a person is out of fellowship, then there is but one type of production and that is wickedness. All production from the sin nature, which is in control of the soul when a person is out of fellowship, is classified as wickedness.
Wickedness has two components - human good and sin. Sin can range from extreme lasciviousness to extreme asceticism and everything in between. Review the chart on the 'human carnal nature' which is on the web site index page.
Anything done out of fellowship is evil. An example is in order. A person who is in fellowship helps a little old lady across the street. Is his action classified divine good or wickedness? Second example. The same person now out of fellowship, helps the little old lady across the street. Is the action classified divine good or wickedness.
If you said divine good on the first and wickedness on the second, then you are right. When it comes to good deeds, then the nature of the action depends on the persons fellowship status, not the nature of the deed. When it comes to sin, then all sin is naturally wickedness.
Why are good deeds classified as wickedness when a person is out of fellowship? Because the person is doing things in the energy of his own flesh, not from an independent sphere of fellowship. Self rightness stems from out of fellowship good deeds. The whole idea here is that one does not need God in order to do good. Doing good becomes the wicked persons claim to goodness. This rejects Christ and elevates self above the plan and design of God.
No person can magnify themselves from actions of their own energy. No one can complete, establish, or fulfill themselves based on the energy of the sin nature.
The production of the sin nature yields weakness, emptiness, fear. There is no established foundation under which wickedness can stand firm. Arrogance is the foundation of all wickedness and arrogance is nothing but a base of bottomless quicksand.
On the other hand, the person who seeks out and adds to his soul, the foundation of the word of God, then he builds up for himself a structure which is strong, fearless, courageous, and immovable.
Like a tree which is planted in good soil, its roots sink deep, and no storm or catastrophe which comes along can move the tree.
Bible doctrine in the soul becomes the foundation and structure for the content of the soul. A person who lives by the principles of doctrine, generates tremendous good production. We call that gold, silver, and precious stones.
In contrast the production of the sin nature is called wood, hay, and stubble (all of which are rotten and decaying).
Which would you rather own?
One of the objectives of your life is to establish or complete yourself. When you were born, you were an empty vessel, body and soul only. You then grow up, and learn and mature.
The completed person is one who has believed in Christ, thus completing his essence (body, soul, and spirit), by adding the third component to his being, the human spirit. The second component of completion comes when one advances to spiritual maturity, thus completing the spiritual framework or structure in the soul. The third component of completion comes when you use your spiritual assets in your daily life, producing divine good - gold, silver, and precious stones. This is tantamount to decorating or dressing up that structure in your soul. The fourth component of completion comes when you receive your resurrection body. That will come in the future at the Rapture. The resurrection body is eternal and replaces the physical body which is discarded. And the fifth and final component of completion comes when you receive your evaluation and eternal rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
The successful person is one who attains all of these things in total, and without loss.
Pursuing your spiritual life through a consistent and persistent daily study, and application of what you learn, to your daily life, will yield you great success. Anything less yields loss.
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.
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