Isaiah 05:08

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Isaiah 5:8



8 Woe [howy] unto them that join [naga`] house [bayith] to house, [bayith] that lay [qarab] field [sadeh] to field, [sadeh] till
there be no
[‘ephec] place, [maqowm] that they may be placed [yashab] alone in the midst [qereb]
of the earth
[‘erets]! KJV-Interlinear


8 Woe to
those who add house to house and join field to field,, Until there is no more
room,, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land! NASB


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The first of the crimes of people is avarice, which is greed, materialism, covetousness, acquisition lust and so forth. These are all things that are non-spiritual by their nature. This includes false spirituality as well as any invented philosophy or religion, or the desire to approach God on your terms, not His. But most greed is directed at things or pleasures or status and so forth.

To join house to house, is a reference to the acquisition of many homes or parcels of real-estate, to make bigger, as in cities or metropolis areas. This is a reference to the arrogance and pride of humanity in making or having more, and/or bigger and/or better. Homes are also where you live within your soul, or the pattern of life you choose for yourself. That too is your home.

To lay field to field, means to join larger parcels of real-estate, to cause to approach, to bring together into ones possession or view of the eye. The pride of wealth, or desire, or more. The greater focus of your entire life.

Until there be no more place, means simply until you have it all, or the ultimate greed or ownership or control. To be the master of the realm, so to speak. Until your mind and soul are completely absorbed in the greed, leaving no room for God.

To be placed alone, means until you have driven all others out and you have it all with no one else having anything. And in this case too, until you have driven God completely out of your life.

These terms can be used for individual greed or bureaucratic greed.

In the midst of the earth, means all that is in the world, for the individual or organization cannot control anything that is outside of this world. The spiritual world is inaccessible from the physical world.

These terms are not restricted to only real-estate, but apply to anything that you might consider as collectible or desirable. Just the mere fact that you want something as the solution to your objective of happiness or fulfillment in life, classifies you as avarice in your pattern of life.

And while this characteristic can apply to anyone in history, there will come a time at the end of history, when society worldwide on the whole, will be like this. And that will be the time of the most ruthless and horrific period in all of human history.



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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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