7 For my loins [kecel] are filled [male'] with a loathsome [qalah] disease: and there is no soundness [mathom] in my flesh [basar]. KJV-Interlinear
7 For my sides are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh. ESV
A quick reminder, that this Psalm is one of the penitential, or confession, Psalms. It describes the terrible unsoundness of the body as a result of the sin nature which is in the physical body.
This does not describe the repercussions of bad decisions in sin, per se, but it is intended to describe the harsh reality that we are born with, as far as the sin nature in our life is concerned.
The loins or the side, refer to the muscle or fatty tissue that is inside the body.
Loathsome, describes roasting, or a parching, or a burning or inflammation condition.
The disease, describes a condition which saturates the whole body.
No soundness, describes a disease that is so deep-seated and so pervading that it causes weakness and unsoundness of the flesh.
David may very well have been terribly sick at one time, however this Psalm uses that sickness to describe the spiritual principle of man’s sickness due to the sin nature.
Even though you walk and talk from day-to-day, feeling happy and healthy, your underlying condition, though not always apparent, is slowly eating away at the very fabric of your essence.
And then when you actually do get sick, terribly sick, then the reality of your condition is brought to your attention.
It is said that the entire world is a shadow of the realities that exist.
The spiritual realm is the ultimate reality. Our temporal realm, or our physical world, gives us only physical examples, so that we can understand spiritual principles.
Even though we have topics like love, and marriage, and divorce, and baptism, and daily diets, and good and sin, and on and on, all of these topics in our physical world, teach spiritual principles that deal with our relationship to God, and ultimately to life and to reality.
The sin nature which we have to endure now, is there to teach us that a life apart from God, is not good.
All that we can expect from this world, is pain and suffering and hardship, and ultimately the entire decay of our being.
Needless to say, to escape this, we need a relationship with God, through Christ. And we build that relationship through the study of Bible doctrine.
These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever. To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.
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