12 For innumerable [micpar] evils [ra`] have compassed ['aphaph] me about: mine iniquities [`avon] have taken hold [nasag] upon me, so that I am not able [yakol] to look up [ra'ah]; they are more [`atsam] than the hairs [sa`arah] of mine head [ro'sh]: therefore my heart [leb] faileth [`azab] me. KJV-Interlinear
12 For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me. ESV
There are two environments in existence. The first is the environment of truth, and the second is the environment of lies.
When we are separated from God, we are surrounded by the second environment. It is impossible to see the first environment, truth, unless we have something helping us to see through the lies of the world, and see the environment of truth.
The Holy Spirit, acts as an intermediary, through the gospel, helping us see through the window into the realm of truth. Faith in Christ, which is our salvation, helps us step through the door into the environment of truth giving us the opportunity to live there.
Bible doctrine, when learned, helps us to acclimate and orient to the environment of truth, which we call our spiritual life.
Without God or Christ or doctrine, we are outnumbered and outflanked. For the world around us is saturated with disorientation, and distractions, and everything imaginable, designed to keep us from truth, which means keeping us from our spiritual life.
Without a functioning spiritual life there is only heartache and disenchantment and delusion. Our heart, our courage, our drives in life, will ultimately be shaken and destroyed.
When we were born into this world, we had but one destiny and goal. And that is to escape the shackles of this world, and gain for ourselves, access to the real reality, which is truth, so that we can live with God in heaven forever.
And the mechanism for that, is not the hustle and bustle of life, but is the disciplined pursuit of a daily Bible study.
Study [by instruction],
to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]
a workman [student]
that need not be ashamed [ignorant],
rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]
the word of truth [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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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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