Continuing on from verse 29. When a person has rejected knowledge, they are in effect rejecting Gods counsel. When a person has rejected knowledge, which comes from Bible doctrine, then the person rejects Gods corrections.
So, by rejecting knowledge, which means rejecting a daily study that teaches knowledge, then a person is isolating themselves away from truth, and away from true counsel.
Proper counseling helps you make decisions, correct decisions for life.
When you reject counsel, because you have rejected a daily study in the word of God, then you cannot make good decisions in life, because you lack good information.
Using only the world as your teacher, leaves you open to misinterpretation, misunderstanding, wrong conclusions, and therefore, wrong decisions.
And the worst wrong decision that anyone can have in life, is to think that they don’t need Bible doctrine.
Bible doctrine is the substance of truth, the building material of the soul, the structural integrity that is installed within your soul, which is the real you.
Without Bible doctrine in the soul, you are empty and incomplete.
Without Bible doctrine in the soul, you are nothing more than historical filler, making you pretty much a waste of time for history.
And who wants to be a waste of time?
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].
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.
A new year is fast approaching, which brings with it the opportunity to reorder our lives and set in place rhythms that help nourish our