mine enemy ['oyeb] say, ['amar] I have
prevailed [yakol] against him; and those that
trouble [tsar] me rejoice [giyl] when I am moved. [mowt] KJV-Interlinear
4 Lest my
enemy say, "I have overcome him," Lest my adversaries rejoice when I
am shaken. NASB
In this universe there are only two opinions. The first is Gods opinion which is truth and proclaimed by the scriptures.
Then the second opinion encompasses everything else.
The second opinion originates from Satan and is perpetuated by everyone who ignores a legitimate relationship with God, through Christ.
And though you and everyone else, want to believe that you are your own person. You are not. You are guided only by that which already exists. You are either guided by Bible doctrine, or you are guided by everything that is not supported by Bible doctrine.
And in so doing, you are guided and influenced by either truth or lies. There is no third option.
Knowledge of truth comes only from a daily study of the scriptures. You cannot know what you do not learn. And you have to study in order to learn.
Anyone who pursues truth is in effect the friend of God. Anyone who rejects truth is an enemy of God.
Truth includes a vast array of knowledge, including the existence of God, the Trinity, the plan of God and salvation through faith in Christ and so forth. But it also includes the vast architecture of this universe which we discover through the many sciences. It includes the fundamental principles of economics, authority, nationalism, volition, freedom and liberty, the laws of divine establishment, marriage, and many, many other subjects.
Truth excludes philosophies, cults, religious beliefs, the many theories regarding history and evolution, the dignity of man, the efforts of man to control his own destiny (apart from God), lies, and so forth. All opposition to truth includes an equal and opposite principle of lies. And that makes up the entire realm of evil. Its function is wickedness.
And in these cases the many opinions of this world are in fact enemies of truth and therefore enemies of God, and furthermore, if you pursue truth in your life, then they are your enemy as well. The enemies of truth attempt to remove truth and replace it with their own versions of life, either by removing God from the picture or by manipulating God into beliefs of convenience.
In any case, if you pursue truth, which means that you pursue your daily studies in doctrine, then you are in effect carving out your own completion and future, by means of Gods strength and support.
If, on the other hand, you are floating through life in your emotional views, or more or less rejecting or ignoring a Bible study by any definition, then you are giving yourself over to that which is the enemy of truth. You are allowing your life to be directed by lies and therefore are allowing yourself to be guided by someone else, namely the opinions of this world.
The origin of world opinion, is Satan. His objective is the defeat of God. That means that truth must be defeated and that means that lies must win out over truth.
If you give yourself over to the lies of life, then you are in effect defeating yourself, or allowing someone who wants to see your demise, to control you.
And when that happens, you lose, and evil celebrates not only in your failure, but cheers and laughs at your stupidity.
Evil is Satan's trump card. It is all designed to confuse and make life ambiguous. It is designed to make seemingly innocent things reasonable and therefore acceptable, which fools by far, the masses of humanity around the world.
You have but one defense against your own foolishness, but one defense against the wiles and tricks and guises of evil. And that single defense is knowledge of Bible doctrine, which identifies and makes clear all aspects of evil by making all truth clear and perspicuous.
Without a daily study, you cannot learn of your mistakes. Without a daily study, you will not know just how fooled you really are. Without a daily study of Bible doctrine, your destiny is exactly what evil wants, total failure and loss for all of eternity.
And instead of you laughing at life due to your superior opinions, that you think you have, life will laugh at you for being so easily fooled, by letting the world entice and convince you by means of your own sin nature, as you walk away, by your choice, from truth.
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