8 I will
instruct [sakal] thee and teach [yarah] thee
in the way [derek] which [zuw] thou shalt go [yalak]: I
will guide [ya`ats] thee with mine eye [`ayin]. KJV-Interlinear
8 I will
instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you
with My eye upon you. NASB
Why do people fail in life? Because they pretend to be Christian, but refuse the mandatory requirements of learning doctrine through instruction. You cannot know unless you learn and you cannot learn if you reject instruction. And one day, we will all stand before Christ and those who learned nothing, will be embarrassed beyond belief.
I have been writing this daily study for many, many years. There are now over 8000 individual daily studies on the Daily Bible Study web site. I do this for the love of doctrine, but also so you can have an opportunity to improve and enhance and complete your life.
Far too many people are simply indifferent toward studying and learning. And that is a sad thing, to have such a phenomenal opportunity to advance in life, but because of simple laziness, they spend their whole life going nowhere.
That leaves a very small number that actually do take God and doctrine seriously and see its extreme value for their life.
I will instruct, ‘sakal,’ God teaches, He trains, He provides the nuts and bolt details of learning by means of the written word. But that learning does not come automatically or by wishes. It comes through the academic process of daily instruction.
Bible doctrine is the food of the soul and food is to be eaten daily.
And teach, ‘yarah,’ means to teach repetitively as in the constant flowing of water. Learning is an ongoing never ending process. There is no graduation, no end to the process, we are to learn and keep on learning throughout our entire life.
In the way, is a phrase that establishes the fundamental pattern of our daily life. Our habit of dedicating some time, not much, but certainly some time each and everyday, so that we can learn the most important information that exists in all of creation, and then learning and living by what we learn throughout our entire life, are the most important of repetitive decisions that we can make in all of our life.
In life we will all fail from time to time, but it is ultimately the pattern of life that we pursue and demonstrate that decides our true dedication to faith, or lack of it. Most people fail in this regard. Their pattern is not daily study, but daily apathy toward learning, true and genuine learning.
And when confronted, the excuses come spinning out like they were in a tornado.
The teaching is here. You just have to really want it. And when you want something bad enough then you figure out a way to get it. Learning of God is no different.
And, it is God who evaluates you, not me, not people, so the excuses really fall on deaf ears when directed toward man. Actually the excuses only serve to publicize ones failure. Once you complain then everyone knows.
I will guide you, is the phrase that demonstrates Gods guidance for you in life, through that which you learn, namely Bible doctrine.
With my eye, means simply that, just as God watches over everything, so too doctrine in your soul, watches over your entire life.
And we need to add one more thing.
This verse is a part of the entire passage regarding fellowship. Your spiritual life functions within the fellowship sphere. That is where you learn. That is where you grow. That is where you live your life.
I post charts constantly and there are innumerable special studies, also, on the topic of confession and fellowship and the spiritual life. To learn you have to want to learn. And you have to want to avoid and actually stop, all of the pretending nonsense that so many people follow in life.
God has given phenomenal opportunity to everyone, to have a phenomenal life, both now and in eternity.
If you fail, then you have only your laziness to blame.
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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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