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.
6 This is
the generation [dowr] of them that seek [darash]
him, that seek [baqash] thy face, [paniym] O Jacob. [Ya`aqob] Selah. [celah] KJV-Interlinear
6 This is
the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Thy face — even Jacob. Selah. NASB
Generation here refers to a class of people, not just a historical group of people limited to a single period of time in history.
Jacob lived hundreds of years and several actual generations before David, so the time limitation in the use of the word for generation is eliminated and replaced with a more categorical meaning.
In this case, there are unbelievers who are not of God, believers who are fakes in their spiritual life, and then there are those who actually comply with Gods mandates and expected requirements for the spiritual life.
Jacob, is a reference to those who seek the face of God, not those who pretend their way to God just to show off before people for the approbation of people.
This is a humility of soul and thought, by means of complying with Gods mandates.
There are those, and far too many in fact, who seek the pursuit of pretense, while continuing their own defined way through life. Whether do-gooders, self-righteous types, or phony personalities that want only to persuade people for some selfish agenda for their own advancement for the accumulation of money, control, power, attention, popularity or what have you. It is these who are not of the legitimate generation or class of genuine people of God.
As already stated, it is God who defined the boundaries of the seas of the lands, and certainly of the spiritual life, not man. Man actually does not define much of anything, except things that are an exception to what God has already done.
And under Gods terms, you have to adopt His policy and methods which begin with the learning of doctrine, the transformation of your minds into His truths, thus leading to a true pattern of life by which you live your day to day life in fellowship, and by that means being identified as a righteous person, thus qualified for Gods favor and blessings.
These then, are the spiritual generation, the spiritual category of people, regardless of when they live in history, throughout history. Those who comply with Gods plan rather than their own self-centered and self-serving plan of convenience.
The self-serving pretense crowd, hold on to the world and its enticements while living their lie.
The true Christians study in order to learn correctly and then live by the correct standards which God has established. God established the seas and the order of life, and that includes the method by which we can have a legitimate relationship with Him.
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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.