3 When I
kept silence [charash], my bones [`etsem] waxed
old [balah] through my roaring [shaagah] all the day [yowm] long. KJV-Interlinear
3 When I
kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.
One of the biggest sins, is the disregard of ones own sins, especially the sin of disregarding Gods mandates. Sin has a deteriorating effect on both the soul and the body. Ignoring it or disregarding it, perpetuates that effect.
The soul builds up a scar tissue of sorts, when truth is rejected or not regularly taken into the soul. This is called the hardness of heart.
Pharaoh is the principle example of this hardening attitude.
As the soul hardens or is closed over with the scar tissue of negative attitude, then it becomes darkened. And when the soul is fully darkened over, then the light of truth is simply blocked out.
The spiritual life is a very serious business. All that you do, or do not do, has an impact on your very essence.
And here the silence of not confessing ones sins, which is to say, the silence or disregard of accepting responsibility for ones own thoughts and actions, the attempt to ignore them, the attitude that they have no impact on your life, the attitude that you can do whatever, and get away with it, or even the sheer joy of pursuing a lasciviousness or ascetic attitude, has ramifications that are not good for you.
All day, means continuously. When sin controls your life, and it does when there is no confession, then the cost of that control is great, it is deadly, and it is continuous.
You are controlled by either your sin nature or your spiritual nature, and confession is the barrier that divides the two. You are in one or the other. There is no in between, no third realm in which you can exist.
Sin is slavery. The spiritual life is your only freedom.
The bones that wax old, is the loss of life, the loss of energy, the loss of ones self.
The roaring, is not literal yelling or crying, it is the soul and body together that scream out at the deterioration of life, a deterioration that is stopped only by the spiritual life. Thus ignoring the spiritual side of your life, causes you to deteriorate in ways that you cannot see or measure, from moment to moment, and if it goes on too long, then even in your latter years, you lose the perspective of the realities of life.
You mix up facts. You draw wrong conclusions. You get so off course that you do not know where you are, where you have come from, or where you will end up.
And the very sad thing is, that each person does this to them self, through rejection or indifference toward truth, as they stubbornly refuse to listen or learn what is truth.
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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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