That which is left to itself, fails.
Unbelievers, who reject Christ, look to themselves for salvation. They will fail.
Believers, who ignore doctrine, look to themselves for growth. They will fail.
God knows the ways of each person. God gave His word as a means to eternal life and eternal blessing.
Likewise, God gave us the mechanism for attaining happiness’s (plural). That means many happiness’s.
Many, does not mean two or three or four, but many means an abundance of happiness’s, an infinite compliment in types of happiness’s.
These can only be obtained through advancement to spiritual maturity.
When you were born into this world, you were incomplete as a person.
In order to complete yourself, you needed to grow up, to learn, to become responsible and so forth.
But completion in this life is only a small part of completion in ones total essence.
The spiritual life is the ultimate of completion of ones life. And for this you need doctrine, to learn it, to know it, to understand it, to live it. This in turn makes you a spiritually productive individual.
Spiritual growth generates a spiritual complex within your soul. Its fundamental structure is doctrine. But that structure must be finished, furnished, landscaped if you will. That requires your spiritual production, which is what you do when you apply doctrine to your daily life, while living in fellowship.
The Bible terms spiritual production as gold, silver, and precious stones.
Carnal production, from life out of fellowship, from out of the spiritual life, is called wood, hay, and stubble.
To achieve completion, you must grow up spiritually to maturity, you live your life as best you can and as spiritually productively as you can. You will one day, go before the Lord and receive your evaluation and eternal reward based on your spiritual production. And when this history ends and eternity begins, then you receive your final blessings. That is the ultimate completion, which is beyond your imagination.
Unbelievers are the worst losers. They go to the Lake of Fire.
Believers who think highly of themselves, who ignore doctrine, who can’t seem to accept the importance of doctrine, lose out on phenomenal blessings. Once they leave this life it will be too late to change their attitude.
However, believers who get it, who make the commitment to want spiritual maturity, to want the most for eternity, to want to be on Gods very best side, to receive the maximum’s in blessings from God, will commit themselves to a daily study so that they can learn, and understand, and grow up as far as is humanly possible in ones spiritual life.
And you have online, here in this study, the very resources to accomplish just that.
Psalm 1 is very clear. You just have to want it.