24 Be of
good courage [chazaq], and he shall strengthen ['amats] your heart [lebab], all ye
that hope [yachal] in the LORD [Yahovah]. KJV-Interlinear
strong, and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord. NASB
In Jesus Christ is all hope, all trust, all confidence. There is no other in whom humanity can place such expectations.
Courage, ‘chazaq,’ means strength, poise, confidence, stout, unmovable, holding fast.
Strengthen, ‘amats,’ means to fortify, confirm, mental courage, physical power, to establish, to increase.
Heart, ‘lebab,’ means interior, activity, understanding.
Hope, ‘yachal,’ means confidence, trust, patient, wait.
The heart is the circulation of doctrine within your soul, using doctrine, thinking doctrine, applying doctrine to your everyday life. Of course you have to know doctrine before you can use it or have it active in your life.
The activity of bible doctrine in the soul, fortifies your soul and therefore your life, just as diet and exercise fortify your physical body. It completes that which is incomplete, makes strong that which is weak, establishes that which is unsettled, brings order to that which is disorganized.
And therefore, a strengthened soul, generates confidence and trust and hope in Christ, who is the source of all that you are or can be.
As a mere human, you are incomplete. God brought you into this world as a format, an incomplete and empty vessel, into which you must pour legitimate knowledge, understanding, experience and wisdom, from the perspective of yet a second birth, so that you can become complete and prepared for eternity.
Without Christ, there is nothing.
Without faith in Christ, you are nothing.
Without doctrine in your soul, there is no structure on which to place your life.
Without the use of doctrine in the soul, there is no completion of your life.
Without completion, there is no faith, which is power, which is confidence.
God, elevated the word above His very name, because it is the written word through which we have access and strength and completion and power and faith.
There is no other source by which these may be obtained.
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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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