4 For day [yowmam] and night [layil] thy hand [yad] was heavy [kabad] upon me: my moisture [lashad] is turned [haphak] into the drought [charabown] of summer [qayits]. Selah [celah]. KJV-Interlinear
4 For day
and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the
fever heat of summer. NASB
Sin is any thought, action, or way of behaving, that goes against, rejects, ignores, indifference toward, or refuses, truth and the principles of truth. This includes not doing the things that are expected.
God has put in place, principles that allow a person to function in this world, that is saturated with sin or anti-truth practices.
For the world at large, there are the divine establishment principles such as volition, freedom, free enterprise, nationalism, marriage, family, authority and so forth. These principles offset the evil policies of jungle law, slavery, socialism, alternative lifestyles, and so forth.
For every principle of truth, Satan has set up his own, opposite principle, designed to counter truth and destroy society.
And in the personal realm, the offset of the sin nature is the spiritual realm. The barrier dividing the two, is confession.
God set up for the individual, an environment for the soul. When you are in fellowship, then you live within that good environment. When you are outside of that environment and in the sin nature realm, then you are living within the pressure cooker of life.
The weight of life is burdensome. The pressures of life are ever present.
Living under the sin nature, the descriptions given here, the moisture turned to drought, the hand heavy upon, both describe the burdens, the exasperations, the anxieties, and fears of life, for which there is no answer, no help, no future, no hope.
For the world has nothing to offer except more burden upon more burden.
Only Bible doctrine, offers hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. The spiritual life and the growth that accompanies it, allow you to live within the evils of this world.
Being human and the nature of our physical self, means that we have to live within this devils world and we have to experience the many troubles that are always there, but the spiritual life gives us the resources to be able to handle and deal with those troubles, no matter what they are.
Not having a spiritual life, not pursuing it, means you are simply placing more burdens on yourself. Your decision, your fault.
Having a functional spiritual life, does not eliminate the burdens of life, but you will be better able to sail through them with greater ease and poise.
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