Isaiah 02:08

Isaiah 2:8

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8 Their
land
[‘erets] also is full [male’] of
idols;
[‘eliyl] they worship [shachah] the work [ma`aseh] of their
own hands,
[yad] that which their own fingers [‘etsba`] have made: [`asah]KJV-Interlinear

 

8 Their
land has also been filled with idols; They worship the work of their hands,
That which their fingers have made. NASB

 

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Idols of this world, are nothing more than obsessions, heroes, stars, pin-ups, favorite things, things to which one looks for objectives, meaning and purpose and hope. And unfortunately, all of these things are useless and nonsensical.

Whether you are bowing down to a fat man idol, or to the idol of prosperity and wealth, or to your idol or focus of your social life, or to your wants and whims and desires of life, they are all pointless and false objectives or targets.

The hands, is a reference to the work of your own self, of your own imagination, of your own invented beliefs.

Fingers, is a reference symbolically, to the details with which you pursue your own dreams, or day dreams, or lusts and desires of your heart.

And all of these things are false and void of substance and results.

When you ignore God, then you have only one other thing to focus on in life. When you spend only part of your time on God, in any fashion, you still fill out the rest of your time seeking the details of life, things of this world.

There are only two spheres or environments in which you can live your life, and the first is the worldliness of the world, and the second is the spirituality of the Godly life.

The first is rather obvious. It consists of everything that you can detect with your senses, see, smell, taste, hear, touch and so forth.

The Godly life is supernatural and beyond the senses, but it is certainly more easy to function from within, than the world. You only have to be saved, first of all, and that is attained through faith in Christ, and the second part of the spiritual life is fellowship, by which you obtain through confession of your sins. So you can see, it is not really a complicated matter.

In short we simply call these two spheres the carnal sphere or the spiritual sphere.

All unbelievers live their lives perpetually in the carnal sphere.

Only believers can live in the spiritual sphere, but unfortunately most believers commit sins, do not confess them and thus live their lives in the carnal sphere as well.

And so in carnality, you are surrounded by the influences of the world, and you, not being influenced by the spiritual side of life, will be led into the false world of the carnal world.

Whether you are a good person or not, is irrelevant. The sphere in which you live your life, is relevant, and determines your course and destiny in life.




Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

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 each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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