6 And for
a spirit [ruwach] of judgment [mishpat] to
him that sitteth [yashab] in judgment [mishpat], and for strength [g@buwrah]
to them that turn [shuwb] the battle [milchamah] to the gate [sha`ar]. KJV-Interlinear
6 and a
spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn
back the battle at the gate. ESV
Unfortunately too many are Christians in word but not in deed. They are shallow, hypocritical, complaining, opinionated, and the worst of it is that they enjoy the greatest of opportunities ever made available to mankind, but squander them because of their empty faith.
Here we see more of that which is made available to man, by Christ.
Yesterday’s study saw the success of spiritual advancement, and the victory of victories, as a result.
And today we see the spirit of judgment and the courage that accompanies it, to face the long odds that are always set against life.
We will soon see the failure that will result in spite of all of this.
But first, the spirit of judgment and courage.
The spirit of judgment is the ability to discern. This is not a judge on the bench, but the clarity of thought and ability to see reality, made possible by Bible doctrine. Without it, namely doctrine, then no one has any ability to see through the fog of life. One has to study and receive instruction, in order to learn and in order to understand.
Isn’t there a proverb addressing this principle?
When Christ returns and sets up His kingdom, His wisdom will set the pattern for life for the final 1000 years of history. Justice will be fair.
But more important, people will learn, and know the real from the phony.
And then there is the courage of life which comes only from truth, and from doctrine resident in the soul. Which again, has to be learned before it gets into the soul.
Failing to see this pattern, especially when the Bible repeats and repeats the principles, is the biggest failure that anyone can have in their life.
If one were to apply blonde jokes to the human race, for hearing but not hearing doctrine, then that would be the best illustration of human failure. I shudder to wonder of anyone understands this point, instead of being offended, which is the reaction that one would expect, but proving the whole point.