8 The LORD
[Yahovah] is their strength [`oz],
and he is the saving [yashuw`ah] strength [ma`owz] of his anointed [mashiyach].
8 The Lord
is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed. NASB
The difference between these two references for strength, is that ‘oz,’ and ‘ma owz,’ refer not to the act of salvation, but to the process of developing power, through growth. The first reference for strength, which we studied yesterday, is in reference to power, or inner power due to the existence of bible doctrine within ones soul.
This second reference to strength, is in reference to the power from the source of God, in Christ, who resides within you as a result of the doctrine that you learn through your daily study.
Remember that Jesus Christ is God. He is also a very real person of human design. He is human. But also, Christ is the Word of God, and the Word of God is Christ.
So, by learning doctrine through a daily study, we in effect take Christ into our soul, and make Him a part of our inner self. He becomes an integral part of us.
The Holy Spirit builds within us a structure within our soul. That structure is constructed of bible doctrine, and the inner strength, ‘ma owz,’ is a direct reference to that structure, or fortification, or rock, or foundation upon which our life sets and is stabilized.
God does this with His anointed. His anointed are those who have already believed in Him. People who are believers in Christ. This distinguishes believers from unbelievers.
Therefore, only believers have access to this inner strength. Unbelievers do not.
The word for saving, ‘yashuwah,’ refers to help, prosperity, health, welfare.
So, when you learn doctrine, which you learn only by means of pursuing a daily study, then that doctrine is used within your soul, to construct a fortress of power and stability. That in turn promotes your health, your spiritual health, your prosperity, your spiritual prosperity, and your welfare which is the completion process of yourself.
Without doctrine, you are incomplete.
Without a daily study, you learn nothing, and are in effect living a life separate and apart from Gods design, which by default means that you reject God, by rejecting His plan and design. You cannot say that you love God but simultaneously do not follow His plan.
However, when you do comply with Gods will, once you learn it, then you will be on a path for the ultimate completion of meaning and purpose for your own personal life, as God intends for you.
But that path requires doctrine, and that doctrine has to be learned before you can know it and benefit from it.
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