10 All the
paths ['orach] of the LORD [Yahovah] are
mercy [checed] and truth ['emeth] unto such as keep [natsar]
his covenant [bariyth] and his testimonies. [`edah]
10 All the
paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant
and His testimonies. NASB
In the last verse, we saw that God teaches anyone and everyone who is willing to learn and who wants to learn.
And for those who want to learn and then actually pursue their learning in accordance with Gods methods for learning, then the path of their life will be mercy, Gods mercy, and truth, Gods truth.
Mercy, 'checed,' means grace in action. This is the actual activity of Gods doing something for the believer. Gods policy is grace. Grace is Gods favor. And if you ever want any favors done for you by anyone, then God is the person of choice. After all He is omniscient, omnipotent and eternal and that alone means that He has infinite resources and can do anything and more.
So, a favor from God is better than a sure winner, better than money in the bank so to speak.
Truth, 'emeth,' means that God is consistent and unchangeable, reliable and just, dependable and secure. In all that God is and does, the believer can be certain that God will be honest and fair, actually more than fair, and His mercies will be far more than expected.
But, are these gifts automatic? No.
They go to those who are willing to obey Gods covenant and testimonies.
Covenant, 'bariyth,' means command or law. God keeps up His end of the bargain, and you need to keep up your end of the bargain. Gods commands and laws are the principles taught within the content of the Bible.
Testimonies, 'edah,' means Gods views, teachings, the content of His words. In other words, the content of the scriptures. The Bible is the sum total of that which God bears witness to as true and right.
So, how can you keep Gods words? You have to learn them first, and even that is one of the requirements of Gods mandates.
But before you learn, you have to want to learn. And learning in the spiritual life is not a short term class, but a dedicated life long study of the scriptures for your entire life. There is no time off for vacations away from truth. It is a commitment that you must make to God, in order to have the greatest impact of His blessings, on your life.
Maintaining a belligerent or defiant or indifferent attitude gains you nothing.
Have you ever heard people say, 'Why me?' And have they ever looked, objectively, at their own life and figured out that it was they who failed, not God.
In all of Gods paths, and this does mean all, there is nothing but truth, and blessing. There is no evil, no sin, no disgrace, no cheating, no shenanigans, nothing that could be construed as betrayal or a letdown or an indifference toward you.
God has your best interests in mind.
Unfortunately most folks try to take shortcuts in life and they are their own worst enemy.
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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.
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