have now compassed [cabab] us in our steps: ['ashur]
they have set [shiyth] their eyes [`ayin] bowing down [natah] to the
earth; ['erets] KJV-Interlinear
have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the
They, are the wicked of the earth. The wicked includes all people who live their life in opposition to God, Christ, and truth. They live by means of their own design, by means of their own invented direction.
When anyone rejects truth, then their beliefs are based only on something that they themselves have invented or adopted from others who are similar in thought.
And thus compassed about, means just that. The world is saturated with wickedness and wicked people. Any believer on the planet is surrounded by evil on all sides.
They, the wicked, have set their eyes. This is the intent, the pursuit, the priority of evil. They do not stumble into evil accidently, but pursue it intentionally. All rejection of truth is by choice. All wickedness is by choice, conscious choice. Anyone who defines their own path through life, rejecting Gods path, or substituting their own path even if they convince themselves that their choice is Gods path, when it is not, are in fact wicked people.
Set their eyes, is again the conscious choice or people. They make their choices with full knowledge of their rejection of truth, even if they replace truth with their own version. They reject truth and then convince themselves that their beliefs are truth, which they are not.
Most folks reject Gods plan. Most folks reject Gods mandate to study daily. Most folks reject Gods mandate to confess their sins on a regular basis. Most folks fail as a result. They never come to an understanding of what life and reality are all about. They substitute music or gimmicks or emotion in place of substantive study of knowledge.
Bowing down to the earth comes from the hunter that looks down at his prey. But the hunter is the predator, and the predator is the wicked person and the wicked person is in fact nothing more than a person seeking to destroy anything and anyone who gets in his way. Truth is in the way of evil, for evil cannot exist unless truth is pushed out of the way.
Evil has no rights whatsoever. Evil, desires to be like the most high. Satan's pursuit. However, evil, has no real ability, no real power, no real authority, no sovereignty whatsoever over anything, and thus evil seeks to rule over that which it cannot rule, seeks to possess that which it cannot possess, seeks to define its own destiny separate and apart from God and truth, which is cannot.
Collect two piles of dust and determine which is the better, which is the more qualified, which should lead the universe. Dust on its own can do nothing. Dust that is convinced that it can accomplish anything, is nothing more than stupid dust.
Only truth has real and genuine power, and ability and sovereignty, and only truth comes from doctrine.
Anyone who does not study doctrine, will never learn it. Anyone who does not humble themselves to the instruction of truth, will never get past their own arrogance, and thus they will fail. But then they fail because of their own choice, their own conscious choice. They have only themselves to blame. Don't be stupid dust.
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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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