will I cry [qara'], O LORD [Yahovah] my rock [tsuwr]; be not silent [chashah] to
me: lest, if thou be silent [charash] to me, I
become [mashal] like them that go down [yarad] into the pit [bowr]. KJV-Interlinear
1 A Psalm
To Thee, O
Lord, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, Lest, if Thou be silent to me, I
become like those who go down to the pit. NASB
We live in this world, but the world is nothing more than a foundation built upon sand. It is temporary and unstable and will never ever get any better than that. Even the length of our life from birth to death is tentative, uncertain and limited in many respects.
The quality of life for most in this world hangs by a thread if even that.
This is the devils world, and as a world leader, he is an utter failure.
God, on the other hand, maintains the lives of people despite the evils, both Satan’s and man’s, in the world.
The rock of life is found in God through Jesus Christ. Knowledge of God is by means of bible doctrine. Access to God is within the framework of fellowship which is attained through confession.
Within that environment, which we call the spiritual environment, is a stability that far exceeds anything in this world and it exists in spite of this world.
However, if you choose to ignore this, if you choose to disregard God and His framework, then you reject the rock of stability in favor of a constantly settling and changing and insecure world, which will always lead you to failure and disaster.
God never rejects anyone, but God will not interact with those who reject Him. That is a mere courtesy of His grace in respecting your wishes.
But the warning here is very real. Reject truth, which is what you are doing when you reject Gods plan and procedures and will, and you are throwing away the only stability and security and promise that exists.
The pit, is an expression for the place of despair, sorrow, loss, failure, and worse. That is the only place that is available to those who lose their connection with God. And people lose their connection to God, by means of their own decisions to reject Him. You have only yourself to blame if that is what you choose.
The alternative is for choosing God, by choosing His plan and method for the spiritual life, and thus choosing for happiness, contentment, prosperity, destiny, promise and far, far more. The promise is much preferred to the pit.
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