Psalm 006:05

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Psalm 6:5



5 For in
[maveth] there is no remembrance [zeker] of thee: in the grave [sha’owl] who shall give thee thanks [yadah]? KJV-Interlinear



5 For there
is no mention of Thee in death; In Sheol who will give Thee thanks? NASB


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This psalm addresses life and all of the burdens and opportunities that accompany life. Life is not easy. Opportunity in this world does not exist in the permanent sense.

And when we cross over into the realm of death, then all that we had is left behind. Our contact with life, with our senses, with the opportunities of the spiritual life, in this life, vanish and are gone, when we are gone.

In death, in the grave, are expressions that describe our absence from life. And our relationship with God, that is to say, our opportunity to develop a relationship with God, vanishes in death.

You have only life, life in this world, in which you may develop a relationship with God.

For some it may be just a few years, for others it may be several decades, but nevertheless, whatever your defined lifespan comes out to be, you have only this life to grow up in your spiritual life.

After death, your opportunity to learn and to grow, ceases.

Now, remember that as a believer, you will go to heaven and live there forever. In that regard, you will be learning and experiencing new things forever. But this psalm is not addressing that.

In this life, you have the opportunity to grow in your spiritual life, in order to prepare yourself for eternity. And that includes advancing in your spiritual life for the purpose of receiving eternal reward. That reward credit, does not develop after death. In death, it all stops and you go to heaven with whatever spiritual assets you acquire in this life.

In death who will remember? Who will be able to apply their spiritual knowledge in life? Who will give thanks? Who will function in the spiritual life as an observance of thanks and humility to God?

Death has many meanings in the Bible, and this death is primarily associated with the dust residue that is left behind. Now then, what dust can remember? None. What dust can function? None. What dust can give things? None. What dust can grow up? None. What dust can earn reward? None.

Right now your link with life is from your soul, through the physical body that God gave you. You have intellect, eyesight, hearing, the sense of touch and taste and such things. And your access to this world is through those attributes.

Likewise, your access to God is through your spiritual attributes, through the spiritual senses (so to speak) that God has provided you. Namely, salvation through faith, spirituality through confession, growth through doctrine, production through application of that doctrine to your daily life.

In death, that all goes away.

In life, the opportunity to define your eternal life, exists. In death that opportunity stops.

In life, you can make choices to study or not. In death, even that choice, ends.

In life, your eternal future opportunity exceeds the imagination. That is a huge benefit and blessing.

In death, the opportunity to acquire that blessing, stops.

Therefore, David pleads with God, ‘Do not take me away in death, because that will end a phenomenal opportunity for me. And that opportunity means more than anything, because it extends into eternity, the value of which is beyond calculation. And, I do not want to lose that.’

You shouldn’t either.

How does that commercial go? ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste.’

But in reality, ‘a spiritual life and spiritual opportunity are infinitely more valuable and a far greater potential loss, if ignored.’



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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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