3 For thou
art my rock [cela`] and my fortress [matsuwd];
therefore for thy name's [shem] sake lead [nachah] me, and guide [nahal] me. KJV-Interlinear
3 For Thou
art my rock and my fortress; For Thy name's sake Thou wilt lead me and guide
Wisdom comes from the construction of studying word upon word, line upon line, precept upon precept. Wisdom cannot be acquired from a single verse. Wisdom is a structure within the soul made up from the building blocks of bible doctrine. There is only one way to develop wisdom and that comes from dedicating yourself to a daily study of word of God, something that, unfortunately, most people do not do.
A fortress is a mighty structure, made up of many components. It is not constructed in a single day, nor from a single brick.
The word for rock, ‘cela,’ means lofty, a craggy rock, a strong position, a fortress structure, and therefore refers to the content of Gods word, or bible doctrine.
Fortress, ‘matsuwd,’ refers to the strong hold, a strong place, a castle, a bulwark, a snare for enemies, and is the structure which is constructed out of Gods word, a structure within the soul, that gives the individual who possesses this structure, safety, security, and peace.
For thy names sake, which is Gods honor and reputation, which is on the line, by promoting this safety and protection, then lead and guide, ‘nachah,’ ‘nahal,’ which mean respectively, to bestow, to bring, to govern, to straighten, and then to run with sparkle to flow fluidly, to conduct, to sustain.
And that is what bible doctrine accomplishes for the person who takes the time to genuinely dedicate himself to the daily study of doctrine. And this is established within oneself, not in a day, not in a year, not from a handful of verses, but over the course of ones entire life, from a thorough knowledge and understanding of bible doctrine, which you receive from being taught.
And needless to say, if you do not engage in a daily study from instruction, then you cannot receive this construction of this fortress of protection and blessing, within your soul.
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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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