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You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.

Psalm 32:6


6 For this shall every one that is godly [chaciyd] pray [palal] unto thee in a time [`eth] when thou mayest be found [matsa']: surely in the floods [sheteph] of great [rab] waters [mayim] they shall not come nigh [naga`] unto him.  KJV-Interlinear


6 Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they shall not reach him.  NASB


If you took the time to read and learn yesterday’s study, then these verses should now make more sense. The godly man is not someone who is pious, who is superficial, who does nothing more than pretend.

The godly man is a term that identifies the individual who is in fellowship. Sometimes we call this being in fellowship, being spiritual, being filled with the spirit, caught up in the spirit, or similar phrases.

Typically the term, ungodly, can refer to unbelievers, but can also refer to believers who are out of fellowship. The context of the passage usually dictates who is being identified.

Believers who are out of fellowship are said to imitate unbelievers. And this is in reference to their out of fellowship behavior with respect to God. Unbelievers do not have any relationship with God, and believers who are out of fellowship are simply out of sync, off-line, not functioning in their spiritual relationship with God. And thus the term imitate, with regard to the non-functioning spiritual aspect.

The time when God may be found, is anytime you are in fellowship.

God never goes on vacation, never steps out of the office, and is never unavailable. But when your spiritual life is not functioning properly, which it does not when you are out of fellowship, also called in a carnal state, then God is unavailable, so to speak. God does not interact with filth, and out of fellowship is a state of filth.

The floods of great waters, refers to all manner of trouble or distraction in this world regardless of their category or type.

Nothing can prevent the believer in fellowship, from having an active and functional relationship with God.

Remember, that your relationship depends on your state of thought, or your state of soul, it has nothing to do with your physical condition, or your interactions with people. The problems of this world will try to destroy your perception of God and therefore your relationship with God. You can lose your job, your home, your health, your family, your anything. But the things of this world are nothing more than the details of life, and they are all susceptible to removal.

The only thing that the world has no control over, is your soul. It can try to influence your thinking by making life miserable or pleasant for distractions, but the bottom line is, you control your own soul, and your soul is led by the content that you put into it. Bible doctrine is the very best content, and fellowship is the very best environment that makes it all work.

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