hast enlarged [rachab] my steps [tsa`ad] under me,
that my feet [qarcol] did not slip. [ma`ad] KJV-Interlinear
dost enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. NASB
Enlarge, 'rachab,' means to broaden, enlarge, make room.
Steps, 'tsa ad,' means pace or regular steps.
Feet, 'qarcol,' refers to the ankle or foot, thus encompassing the entire action of ones walk.
Slip, 'ma ad,' means to waver, to slip, to shake or to be shaken.
The feet are often used as the symbolism for ones traveling through life. Where you walk is where you go in life.
The Bible often describes the life as ones journey, from ones beginning of nothing, to ones destiny of completeness.
You make your feet go. You choose your direction. You choose your pace.
However, the world sets limits on your available paths and choices, in that, rejection of Bible doctrine by default, limits the opportunities that will be available to you.
Bad decisions limit opportunities. Good decisions increase your opportunities.
Therefore, the spiritual life, broadens your opportunities, gives you a more secure and consistent direction and course in life. It encompasses the entirety of your life, not just certain aspects from this world, but incorporates your entire eternal future as well as this life in time.
And most importantly, your spiritual life, when you pursue it to its fullest, helps keep you from slipping, from stumbling, from being shaken away from truth. Your life is secure, and your meaning and purpose in life is fulfilled. Your destiny is guaranteed.
In this world, without doctrine, you have none of that.
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