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.
5 Lead [darak] me in thy truth, ['emeth] and teach [lamad] me: for
thou art the God ['elohiym] of my salvation; [yesha`] on thee do I wait [qavah]
all the day. [yowm] KJV-Interlinear
5 Lead me
in Thy truth and teach me, For Thou art the God of my salvation; For Thee I
wait all the day. NASB
To lead, means to show the way or direction.
In truth, means that which is accurate and completely compatible with reality, and not pretense, or delusional, or deceitfully portrayed, or incorrectly interpreted.
To teach is what we studied the other day. To teach, is by means of instruction. God states and man listens. God instructs and man learns. God makes clear and man discerns correctly.
Learning does not come by accidental means, nor does it come by means of idle wishes, nor by means of experience alone. Learning comes from being taught. Experience simply reinforces that which we have learned, through that application of our learned knowledge to our daily activity. Sometimes we have to learn in our stubbornness through trial and error.
And it is God who instructs. God the Father authored the Word, Christ is the Word, and the Holy Spirit makes it real and discernible and perspicuous and efficacious in our life.
And God does all of this through His written word.
Salvation, 'yesha,' here means deliverance, prosperity, security, confidence. This is not the function of being saved, as in from the Lake of Fire.
Bible doctrine is the basis and foundation upon which our life exists. Our spiritual life especially. It is the rock, the solid foundation.
If you do not have doctrine, if you do not take the time to learn it daily as you are supposed to learn it, then your life is built on sand, or unstable ground.
Doctrine is the source and path for knowing truth.
By engaging in a daily study then the many truths of this world, of life, of God, of the reality around us, are all made clear and known.
Even though you read, 'In the beginning, … Adam and Eve, … Job, … David, … baby Jesus,' and on and on, this pattern of study serves as an opening up of your mind and soul, such that God lets you see far more than just the words. He lets you see truth beyond the words.
And through truth, comes our blessing and prosperity and life, as it were, with the confidence that there really is far more to life than we can think or imagine.
And by waiting, means that we simply become patient, tolerant, enduring. We continue our studies, we keep on learning, we keep looking to the future which is heaven, we keep advancing through our life and obligations with responsibility, as we should, and let Gods timetable proceed before us.
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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.