7 I will
bless [barak] the LORD, [Yahovah] who
hath given me counsel: [ya`ats] my reins [kilyah] also instruct [yacar] me in
the night seasons. [layil] KJV-Interlinear
7 I will
bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
As a result of the phenomenal gifts that God has made available to us, appreciation and gratitude are among the very least that we can express toward God.
Counsel is the advice of God. The advice of God comes from His communication of truth to us. God does not speak directly to us, does not communicate to us in dreams or visions or signs. God has written His communication to us, and that communication is found in the scriptures.
We have phenomenal blessings because of advancement to spiritual maturity. There is no other source of blessing, nor target, other than from God to mature believers.
All believers receive blessings, but mature believers receive infinitely more, and infinitely greater rewards, an extra share, if you will.
Reins, 'kilyah,' refer to the kidneys. The kidneys are a filtration aspect of the human body. It filters out the bad, or sorts out the good from the bad. In Hebrew tradition, the reins represent the seat of the emotions within the interior self, not an outward expression but an internal feeling or pondering, or reflection, or evaluation of what it is that you have learned and/or know.
Instruction, is used in this context to reflect on, or review what you have learned.
In the night, is the period of relaxation, of sleep, or quiet and privacy.
Therefore, during your private time alone when you have a moment of an extended period away from the hustle and bustle of life, then you have time to reflect on everything around you, on God, on your potential destiny, on your potential reward, or the blessings that are already determined for you.
You study the Bible daily in order to learn and grow. But your study does not end when class ends. You now have the opportunity to reflect on what you have learned. You have an opportunity to look back on your life's experiences and recognize what God has done for you, especially since you have not thought about that aspect of your life.
You do not earn who or what you are. You do not deserve who or what you are. These things are gifts from God, right down to the least of the genetics within your physical self to everything you possess.
And from within your own private emotions, you should appreciate and be grateful for all of that and more.
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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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