voice [qowl] of the LORD [Yahovah]
shaketh [chuwl] the wilderness [midbar]; the LORD [Yahovah] shaketh
[chuwl] the wilderness [midbar] of Kadesh [Qadesh]. KJV-Interlinear
8 The voice
of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. NASB
For the greater majority of people who do not comply with Gods mandate to pursue a daily study, there is no security. Unfortunately they do not see their insecurity, because they are blinded by their own beliefs and their refusal to look beyond their entrenched ideas.
The wilderness being referred to here, is a reference to the open range and wild frontiers of the world, that people become accustomed to and comfortable within. Their entrenched ideas close their eyes to the dangers of their situation until it becomes too late.
The open range concept here refers to the openness of the world and all of its vast enticements and opportunities as seen by people.
Kadesh is certainly a place, located in southern present day Syria, and is the location of one of the better known great chariot battles of all time between the Egyptians and the Hittite empires around the 13th century B.C.
Kadesh means sanctuary.
And the open range and sanctuary concepts bring together the false impression of the opportunities and security of the world. A world that seems to survive and continue without the help of God.
And, when you disregard Gods mandates, you are doing just what people who are not even interested in God, are doing, day in and day out of their lives. There is no difference.
Placing your trust in your own ideas and abilities, is in fact placing your trust in the world as far as your own works or efforts go.
And here, we see that any and all efforts, any and all trust, any and all security expectations from this world are ill placed.
God is truth. And truth will shatter the grip of the world, every time that they meet.
Gods voice is truth. God will shatter the vast array of opportunities that the world presents. Gods voice, which is truth, shatters the securities, the sanctuary, the safety that the world implies that it can provide.
For the worlds opportunities are not opportunities. The worlds securities are not securities.
Everything in this world is temporary at best and will one day come to an end, either at the end of the world itself, or at the end of your life. And in either case, whatever you have or think you have, you will lose.
Only Gods plan, only adherence to Gods mandates, offers hope and security and permanence forever.
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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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