5 Therefore the ungodly [rasha`] shall not stand [quwm] in the judgment, [mishpat] nor sinners [chatta'] in the congregation [`edah] of the righteous. [tsaddiyq]KJV-Interlinear
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor
sinners in the assembly of the righteous.NASB
Ungodly, ‘rasha,’ means wrong, morally wrong, concretely bad,
Sinner, ‘chatta,’ means criminal or offender.
This verse distinguishes
between two categories of non-spiritual people.Those who are unbelievers, and those who are
believers that lack spiritual resources.
Unbelievers are people
who have never believed in Christ.They
are non-spiritual by default.They have
no spiritual resources. They have no relationship or access to God.
Believers, on the other
hand, have believed in Christ and therefore are saved.But once a person is saved, at that initial
moment, the person is an infant in their spiritual life (born again).They have to grow up.
In the spiritual life,
people grow up spiritually to spiritual maturity by means of Bible study.
The Bible is the food for
the soul.It is the nourishment that
your spiritual life demands in order to grow up healthy and strong in the spiritual
life.No food, no growth.No growth, no health.It is just that simple.
The ungodly, the
unbeliever will not stand, ‘quwm,’ which means the
inability to stand erect on ones own.The inability to support ones
In history, there are two
judgments.All of us will be in one or
Believers will stand
before Christ at the Judgment Seat of Christ.That is a good place to be.
Unbelievers will stand
before Christ at the Great White Throne.That is a bad place to be. You do not want to be in that judgment.
To stand means the ability
to survive, and on ones own no person can withstand
the history of eternity.Lacking eternal
life, unbelievers will have no argument before the Great White Throne.They will go to the Lake of Fire.
Believers on the other
hand, have believed in Christ, and therefore possess eternal life, which God
gives to everyone who believes in Christ.But, those believers who do not grow up, will not stand (not evaluate
well) when they stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ.
That simply means they
will not receive the additional blessings for eternity, that
mature believers will receive.Standing
in the congregation, is the expression of believers standing together before
Christ as He hands out the rewards for eternity.Immature believers receive nothing.
So, there are two losers
in life. Unbelievers because they rejected Christ, and immature believers
because they rejected doctrine.
If you do not want to be
a loser in life, then you must believe in Christ, a one-time expression of
faith (belief), and then following that, you must study the Bible daily (food
is eaten everyday), learn doctrine from a legitimate instructor (you cannot
teach yourself), and then use it in your daily life.
All of this study and
learning and using must be done while you are in fellowship – that is a
supernatural sphere that God gives to you, when you confess your sins.Confession must be done on a regular basis,
daily or whenever, and consistently, for your spiritual life functions only
when you are in fellowship.
Unbelievers disregard Christ
and therefore will lose out in life. Believers who disregard doctrine will be
losers in blessing.So if you want to be
a loser, then simply do nothing.
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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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