You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
7 The law [towrah] of the LORD [Yahovah] is perfect, [tamiym]
converting [shuwb] the soul: [nephesh] the testimony [`eduwth] of
the LORD [Yahovah] is sure, ['aman] making wise [chakam] the
simple. [pathiy] KJV-Interlinear
7 The law
of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple. NASB
The law, 'towrah,' refers to the body of principles, or precepts. This is a reference to the entirety of Gods truth as recorded and communicated in the scriptures.
Perfect, 'tamiym,' means full, complete, without blemish, sound, whole. And the Word of God is just that. It is the standard for completeness and soundness, without fault, without error.
Converting, 'shuwb,' means transformation, fulfilling, completion as in a structure that is built and brought to the point of total completion.
The soul is the real you.
When you were born in to this world, you were incomplete.
In order for you to become complete, all of the missing components must be added to your essence.
You need to grow up mentally, learn a language, how to read and write and to add. You need to learn to communicate and be understood. You need to learn to understand and then use what you know wisely.
As your life begins empty, you need to have a means of productivity, so as to fulfill your obligations to self, to people and to God especially. You need to become useful and not useless.
Your incompleteness needs salvation added in order to obtain eternal life. Your knowledge needs to be filled in order for you to gain understanding. Your understanding needs to be applied in many different situations in order for you to become wise. Your activity of life needs to be useful in order for your life to become productive.
All of this needs to be accomplished within the sphere of fellowship, such that your work and accomplishments are due to God, and not to your own efforts, lest you boast of your efforts apart from God.
Testimony, 'eduwth,' means that which is born to witness to. That means that all truth comes from God. All that comes from God is true evidence of that which is real and correct and factual. In truth there is no deception, nothing misleading, no lies, no inaccuracies.
Sure, 'aman,' refers to that which is firm, revealed, settled, verifiable.
The simple, 'pathiy,' means foolish, uninformed, naïve.
If you do not know doctrine then you are a fool. If you have not learned doctrine, then you cannot know its content, its truth, its accuracies. If you have not learned doctrine, then you have nothing with which to orient yourself to life or to anything accurately.
Thus the law, or the content of the scriptures, is the source information, that converts the fool into the wise. No doctrine, no conversion.
No study, no doctrine.
If you have not been taught something then you cannot know it, and if you do not know it, then you cannot use it.
There is but one way to be wise and that begins with your daily study, while in fellowship.
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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.