11 Teach [yarah] me thy way [derek], O LORD [Yahovah], and lead
[nachah] me in a plain [miyshowr] path ['orach], because of
mine enemies [sharar]. KJV-Interlinear
11 Teach me
Thy way, O Lord, And lead me in a level path, Because of my foes. NASB
The word for teach. ‘yarah,’ means to flow as water, to rain, to lay or throw as in to shoot an arrow, to point, to instruct. And this comes to mean the constant and repetitive teaching required in order to learn properly and thoroughly and achieve your target.
In all things spiritual, it is the Holy Spirit who teaches and makes clear the things that are spiritual and truth. He does this only when the believer is in fellowship. Anyone outside of fellowship, whether a believer or an unbeliever, can only learn academically, the words. It requires learning while in fellowship in order to obtain the spiritual benefit or that which is beyond the academics of a concept or subject.
I may write these studies, but it is the Holy Spirit that conveys the spiritual content and makes it clear so that you can assimilate and discern both the true nature of these words, or their fallacy.
I could be feeding you all sorts of foolishness, and the world is certainly full of folks that will do just that. But when you are consistent in your studies, current on your confessions, and thus in fellowship, then the Holy Spirit takes control and makes all things spiritual, clear and lucid and discernable.
Time and study helps you become better and better as sorting out the facts from the fiction of life. And it is the Holy Spirit that paves the way in all knowledge and understanding and wisdom and finally faith.
I can tell you, but I do not need to tell you, that liberalism, progressivism, socialism and such things violate all of the fundamental principles of freedom and liberty in the functions of life. Sooner or later your Bible study will lead you to that conclusion and understanding on your own simply by learning what Gods policies are for humanity and its functions.
I do not have to tell you because you will eventually learn on your own that God placed vast reservoirs f many things in this world in order to help man sustain itself throughout history. Whether those reservoirs are of natural resources like oil, or the vast wealth of some smart person, makes no difference, because both serve the greater population by providing energy or jobs or innovation, or whatever. And this promotes and sustains humanity where everyone wins.
But there are those who defy all of this and try as they may, to destroy the principle of reservoirs, which only leads to burdens and suffering and never benefits.
To be led in plain paths, is to be led in the simplest understanding of truth, whereas the lies of the world are complicated webs woven to serve mans many lusts.
And this learning is all necessary, because the world is, by its very nature, completely against God and truth.
If you do not know you are being led astray, then you cannot avoid it and will be swallowed up by the foolishness of life.
There is only one way to learn, and that is by pursuing truth daily just as you would seek out a meal or two every day of your life, but with a genuine desire to learn truth.
What would become of you if you skipped eating food for decades? Well, of course you would lose weight and get sick and eventually die.
Your soul is no different from your physical body. It needs spiritual nourishment in order to maintain proper health and maturity.
But what goes into your soul, likewise needs to be truth and not a lie.
The world deceives, and will deceive if you allow it. Your best defense is truth. But you have to know it, and to know it you have to learn it. And in order to keep from being taken advantage of, you have to keep current on your truth lest you fall off that simple path and into some pit.
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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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