Isaiah 08:13

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Isaiah 8:13

 

 

13
Sanctify
[qadash] the LORD [Yahovah] of hosts
[tsaba’] himself; and let him be your fear, [mowra’] and let him be your dread. [`arats] KJV-Interlinear

 

13 “It
is the Lord of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear,
And He shall be your dread. NASB

 

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That which you fear most is that which controls your life.

And so most people fear the many attributes of this world, more than they fear God.

The fear losing business. They fear losing a job or a position. They fear losing out on a promotion. They fear the loss of income or the loss of social activities. They fear the loss of their status among friends or people. They fear failure in life. They fear not having things or not as much as the next person.

They fear public opinion going against them. They fear not having popularity or appearance or beauty or the physical attributes that others might have.

And so people in general terms will spend the vast majority of their time, if not all of their time, keeping themselves in sync with society, keeping up with society, chasing happiness from this world as they have defined it for themselves.

People in effect worship their worldly environment. Their lifestyle is their religion. Their public standards are the substance of their faith. That is what they honor, that is what they sanctify or set apart as the priority of their life.

To be rejected by man, or to fail in public life becomes the disgrace beyond the unbearable.

However, who can provide more? Who can guarantee more? Who can make things far worse and take away far more? Is it the world or is it God?

And the answer is of course, God. God is the source of all things. And this includes every aspect of your worldly life.

While peer pressure or office politics or social gossip can inflict damage on you, it is God who is far greater than any of these things and can turn any of them into a blessing far greater than you could otherwise do for yourself.

All things work together for good, and that simply means that God can take anything and make it end up successful.

The world cannot do that. The world never forgives and never forgets. God can do both.

People will always remind you of your failures while they casually forget about their own failures. God can move you beyond your failures, into successes that are otherwise unreachable.

God gives all things, including life. God can take away all things, including life. The world has no such control or power.

To spend your time keeping up with the neighbors, pleasing others in order to get ahead, brown nosing as the saying goes, doing all things for your own promotion in life, is a fools pursuit.

With absolutely nothing, God can promote. He can likewise demote. So unless God is behind your promotion in anything in life, you don’t really have it.

And in all things, the best promotion comes from within the spiritual life and within the spiritual attributes of your soul.

Anything else in this world amounts to nothing more than details of life, all of which vanish from your life, when you leave this life.

Therefore, if you say you fear God, but do not back that up with a genuine pursuit of a daily Bible study, then you are only fooling yourself.

One day, your fear will be tested, and then you will know what God already knows about your spiritual strength or lack of it.

 

 

End of study

 

 

 




 

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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