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.
9 Lift up [nasa'] your heads, [ro'sh] O ye gates; [sha`ar] even
lift them up, [nasa'] ye everlasting [`owlam] doors; [pethach] and the
King [melek] of glory [kabowd] shall come in. [bow'] KJV-Interlinear
9 Lift up
your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory
may come in! NASB
The call and the command come yet again. A repeat of verse seven.
Open up your gates. Open up your doors. Open up your eyes and ears. Open up your hearts and minds.
Lift up your heads and look and listen and see and understand.
Let in that which has not been allowed in before.
Let in the King of salvation. Let in the King of the detailed word which is the source of spiritual power.
Your attitude of having a closed attitude is nothing new, but comes from a pattern established in ancient times and has existed throughout history.
Ancient cities opened up their gates to let in wealthy princes who brought with them trading goods and things that were not available within the city. The visitors brought with them priceless articles and riches and wealth and prosperity to those within the city.
And so it is with each individual. Who is at the gates calling to be let in? Jesus Christ, the everlasting King of glory.
There is only one glory, magnificence, splendor, brilliance, and so forth, and that glory does not belong to you or anyone or anything, except God, and Jesus Christ is God.
Jesus Christ owns the world, verse one,
made it a habitable place to live, verse two,
lives in a place that is unreachable by man, verse three,
demands perfection from those who seek Him in fellowship, verse four,
is the provider of blessing, verse five,
and applies that blessing and status to all who comply with His mandates and divine plan, verse six.
Therefore open up and let in the King, who is the source and perpetuation of all blessing and prosperity and wealth and happiness. For, by rejecting Him is to reject those very things.
But in faith, and only through faith, can the gates and doors of the soul be opened to let in the one and only source of eternal blessing.
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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.