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 For the
king [melek] trusteth [batach] in the
LORD, [Yahovah] and through the mercy [checed] of the most High ['elyown]
he shall not be moved. [mowt] KJV-Interlinear
7 For the
king trusts in the Lord, And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he
will not be shaken. NASB
David is the king. Most kings and leaders and high ranking officials throughout history have presumed that they are beyond the need for God or anything else in creation. Some even presumed themselves as a god themselves, but of course that did not work out so well for them.
But a really smart person, a wise person, knows the truth about life and reality, and they know that all of life depends entirely on God for all of their and its, existence.
Without God in your life, you would be nothing, have nothing, know nothing. But then there a lot of people that are too stupid to figure this out. After all, having been alive in this world for the impressive number of years of perhaps ten, or twenty, or forty, or even eighty years, then you can well imagine that you more than qualify for wisdom over all of human history of well into the many thousands of years, and of the planet and of creation, which is many more times that number.
But David did not presume such wisdom.
It is due to Gods favor, or as we often times call it, grace, that we are even here at all.
And mercy, 'checed,' means grace or favor, but it is the application of grace, or grace in action, the activity of Gods work in our behalf in the present.
God gives us favor, due to our compliance with His truth, which is the content of the scriptures, and the mandates and procedures that He has defined and designed for our spiritual life, and then he applies His favor, or blessings to our life throughout the course of our life.
And not be moved, simply means to be established.
Being established means to be set on solid ground, on a solid foundation, that is immovable and permanent.
And that foundation is doctrine.
Established means to be complete, and that is exactly what doctrine does for you.
You were born into this world an incomplete person. Your physical life demonstrates the completion process wherein you grow up physically, learn information and develop mentally, and grow up to some semblance of maturity.
And so it is with the spiritual life, only the spiritual aspects of your life will be with you forever, and they are the foundation and form, or your real completion and destiny with God forever.
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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.