Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
Sooner or later the phrase, too late, will cancel and terminate all efforts, that are in reality false efforts, in the attainment and function of the spiritual life, and relationship with God through Christ.
Our communication with God, is through the written word contained in the Bible.
The phrase, I have stretched out my hand, is a reference to the instruction that is provided from the Bible, through instructors, which is the primary means for learning Bible doctrine.
Those who heed the Bible, listen and learn, and subsequently grow up and develop in their spiritual life, and to them, come the blessings of life through Christ.
Those who do not subordinate themselves to a daily instruction do so out of arrogance, and an indifference toward Gods mandate to commit themselves to a daily study.
The content of the Bible, is the food of the soul.
Food is something that you eat daily. The nourishment of the soul, requires a daily diet of Bible doctrine.
Developing in the spiritual life, requires virtually no effort on your part, except through listening, or reading the instructions that are provided by an instructor.
Residing in fellowship, which is obtained by confessing your sins on a regular basis, to God the Father, is the environment in which your spiritual life functions.
Failure in the spiritual life, comes from a long list of excuses, as to why you cannot and do not comply with Gods mandates.
Most people behave like children, and pretend they can’t do something, or can’t find something, or ask silly questions like, help me do this or help me do that, as they refuse to take the initiative and do something themselves. Consequently, they don’t grow up, and they don’t develop in their spiritual life.
God has provided for each one of us, phenomenal blessings for this life, and for the next.
People who do not pursue the development of their spiritual life now, do not have these blessings, and consequently miss out on the greatest life that is available to them now. And that is tragic, because the greatest life is available now, but childish behavior prevents adult behavior, which prevents blessing.
And the only person at fault, is you.
And so we have this proverb, which comes directly from God, for all Scripture is God breathed.
People did not invent the Scriptures, but only wrote down what God gave them to write.
This daily Bible study, is freely and available online, and is accessible through the Internet, by nearly everyone in the world, who has a computer, or a phone, or some smart device, which most people in this world possess, in one form or another.
Therefore, no one has an excuse for failing in their spiritual life.
It is the individual’s fault for the lack of initiative and the lack of effort, to read a study, to click on a link and go to a study, to search through the website or the blog, and discover the many hundreds of charts, and special studies, and the vast library of daily studies, which by the way, numbers in the thousands, all of which are easy to access.
You are the only one that controls your attitude.
There is no set of circumstances or situations in this world anywhere, that can prevent you are thinking, that can prevent your desire, for spiritual life in a relationship with God through Christ.
If you genuinely desire it, God will bring doctrine to you, or you to doctrine.
Regardless of who you are or where you are in this world, you have an opportunity to have a life with the greatest of opportunities, now.
But as this verse states, God calls, and extends his hand, which symbolically means that this opportunity is available to you.
But, if you do not heed the call, then the fall is yours, and someday sooner or later you will cross the line of, too late. And that is the greatest failure and loss that you can ever have.
But for the moment, until God removes you from this world, you have the opportunity for the greatest success for this life, that is beyond imagination.
The question is, will you heed the call, will you pursue the call, will you engage in a daily study, and stick with it every day throughout your entire life?
And by the way, don’t get caught in the false excuse, that you can do it all on your own, or on your own terms. One of the things you need to learn first, is that Bible doctrine is taught through an instructor, and is not self-taught.
An infant does not self-teach nor self-educate. The infant learns from others.
The student of the word of God cannot self-teach nor self-educate. These are typical cute excuses used as a disguise for an otherwise indifferent attitude, wherein people simply do not study and do not learn.
Study [by instruction],
to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]
a workman [student]
that need not be ashamed [ignorant],
rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]
the word of truth [Bible doctrine].