22 Let thy
mercy [checed], O LORD [Yahovah], be upon
us, according as we hope [yachal] in thee. KJV-Interlinear
22 Let your
steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. ESV
According as we hope, is the key phrase, for if your expectations are little, then you will receive little. If your expectations are great, then you will receive great.
But, your expectations, if they are reasonable, should be a reflection of your inner desire and hunger for truth.
If your quest for doctrine is pretended or superficial, then that is the real reflection of your expectations from God.
What you say or do is of no consequence if your desire for your spiritual life is inconsistent or is contrary with Gods design for the spiritual process.
If your inner desire is genuine, then there is nothing that can stop you from learning what it is that God wants you to learn, and how he wants you to learn.
And accordingly, your blessing is ultimately reflected in the genuineness of your spiritual pursuit, a pursuit that is in compliance with Gods plan for your life.
A right thing has to be done in the right way in order to be right.
A right thing if done in the wrong way, is wrong.
A wrong thing when done in the right way, is wrong.
A wrong thing done in the wrong way, is wrong.
There is only one God, one savior, one faith, one spiritual process, and any substitute for these, is wrong.
There are Gods expectations of you, for your spiritual life, and any substitute priorities on your part, is wrong.
The spiritual life is much more than simply believing in Christ. That only begins the spiritual process which opens up infinite possibilities for your life. You cannot grow by trying to repeat the same thing over and over again. Once salvation is accomplished, then it is the same as being born. You cannot birth yourself over and over and over. Your momma would throw you out with the wash in a heartbeat.
Once born, you must then begin the growing process, until you grow up to a state of maturity.
You cannot remain an infant all of your life. You gain nothing from that.
You cannot remain a child all of your life. You gain nothing from that.
You cannot remain a teenager all of your life. You gain nothing from that.
Only as an adult, and especially as a mature adult, do you begin to fully realize and understand and appreciate what life is all about. But of course you have to learn from studying in order to understand, in order to grow up and become wise. Then your faith, your real faith, based on solid knowledge and understanding within your soul, begins to develop and solidify your spiritual essence.
From there, your application of doctrine to your daily routine, to your daily responsibilities, to your daily obligations, begin the process of spiritual production, making you a spiritually worthwhile and productive vessel, into which Gods pours blessings.
A leaky vessel or no vessel cannot hold onto the things poured into it.
Only a solid and well-built vessel, has the capacity to hold and possess that which is poured into it.
Table of Contents
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
If you enjoy these Bible Studies, please consider making a Donation
Subscribe Daily Bible Study Mailing List Receive Daily Bible Studies directly into your inbox.