32 It is
God ['el] that girdeth ['azar] me
with strength, [chayil] and maketh [nathan] my way [derek] perfect. [tamiym] KJV-Interlinear
32 The God
who girds me with strength, And makes my way blameless? NASB
Gird, 'azar,' means to bind up, to strap on, to secure as a belt secures, compass, about as in round about or all around.
Strength, 'chayil,' means a force, an army, valor, wealth, confidence, ability.
Perfect, 'tamiym,' means entire, complete, without blemish, sound, whole.
God, 'el,' is a reference to the almighty, with emphasis on power, and ability and wherewithal.
So, it is God, all three members of the Trinity, that accomplish anything and everything for each and every human being.
God binds us up with power, with completeness, making us whole. It is God who provides the means of our spiritual growth, which is in fact the process of bringing our lives to a state of completeness. All of this through doctrine.
It is God who takes care of all of the little things, all of the big things, all things all around us in life, that create a state of meaning and purpose and fulfillment within our very essence.
It is never the individual who presumes that he or she is a self-made person. For none of us can make ourselves into anything that God does not will.
He provided us with life, with our physical and mental makeup. It is God who assigned us our individual talents or intellect, or place in society.
It is God who designed and defined the circumstances of our life and provides the work-around for everything that we do, especially when we mess things up.
If God did not make you, you are not made. If God did not promote you, you are not promoted. If God did not place you, you are not placed. If God did not do anything with regard to you, you are nothing.
No one is self-made, no one can promote themselves, no one can claim any success that they might achieve, no one can claim anything due to their own effort. For even mans effort is courtesy of the grace of God.
Apart from God, your present and future are empty. Even your disregard of God, does not remove Him from your life. God is gracious even in the face of the insult of rejection.
But when you die, and we will all die or leave this world sooner or later, then it will be too late to realize life's errors and want to do them over.
You have now, to put your arrogance in check and open up your life to instruction, so that God, not you, can build you into something phenomenal. Something that you can never do yourself.
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