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Psalm 31:8


8 And hast not shut me up [cagar] into the hand [yad] of the enemy ['oyeb]: thou hast set [`amad] my feet [regel] in a large room [merchab].  KJV-Interlinear


8 And Thou hast not given me over into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a large place.  NASB


The enemy is the world or the cosmos, in four different categories. The first is yourself or your own thoughts. The second category is other people. The third is bureaucracy. The fourth consists of all natural disasters or accidental situations.

Collectively, they all serve to test your spiritual metal in order to get you, or make you, fail in your spiritual life.

For unbelievers, the stumbling block is faith in Christ. For believers, the stumbling blocks are anything that will get you to ignore or be diverted away from, your spiritual life. And the world is full of distractions, both pleasant and not so pleasant.

Being shut up in the hands of the enemy, means being distracted away from your functional spiritual life. And, since your own thoughts are controlled by you, then you are the front line of defense against your own failure.

Being freed from all categories of enemies, of God and truth, begins with your positive volition toward bible doctrine.

If you are positive, genuinely positive and pursue your spiritual life as you would massive treasure, then you will find yourself in the wide open spaces, a large room, a vast expanse of freedom, freedom of thought, freedom of movement, freedom in liberty and the pursuit of real happiness and much more, which is in doctrine, which is in Christ, which are both the same.

Pursuing doctrine is pursuing Christ. Pursuing Christ is pursuing doctrine. Inculcating both within your soul is achieved through a daily study of bible doctrine. And that is the last and greatest and best frontier, and opportunity, and freedom, and destiny that can be found nowhere else.

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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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