"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
II Timothy 2:15
Ever since my freshman year of high school, I have had a job. I have been very thankful for the job opportunities the Lord has given me, especially in today's economy where so many people are struggling to find work.
In each job that I have had though, there is always someone who (to put it nicely) lacks motivation. Rather than learn their job properly, they are always seeking help and asking the same questions over and over, when all they need is to study and learn the job they were given. I'm sure many of you can relate.
As Christians, we are given the "job" to spread the gospel. We are to "be ready always to give an answer to every man." (I Peter 3:15) There is a hope that dwells within us that we are to share with those who are around us. If we do not take the time to study and show ourselves approved unto God, we will not be ready when someone asks us about that hope we have within.
Often times, we rely on pastors to share the gospel... after all, it is their job. But what we fail to realize is the the moment Christ enters into our hearts, it becomes our "job" as well. There should be a desire to tell others what Christ has done in our lives.
If we do not study the scriptures though, we will not be ready to share the gospel. We will be like a lazy co-worker who does not do their job properly. They think it is enough just to "get" the job, but do not do the job well. It is only through studying the Word of God that we will be able to rightly divide the word of truth and do the job God has given us well.
There are so many other topics that I could touch on with this verse. For instance, HOW to rightly divide your Bible. Since I am not an expert on this topic, I do not want to open that topic for discussion. If you are interested in learning more about this, I can get you in contact with someone who would LOVE to take the time to explain how to rightly divide your Bible.
For now, all I know is that I want to be a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. When I enter Heaven's gate, I want to hear, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." (Matt 25:23)
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