Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
Few things of value come easily. Whether it be gold, diamonds or oil, they must be unearthed at great effort. However great the effort, the reward far exceeds it. The same is true concerning the treasure that is the Word of God (Matthew 13:44-46). Those who put forth the effort to know the will of God have no need to fear Him, instead they can rejoice in knowing they have His approval.
The phrase “rightly dividing” literally means “to cut straight.” Those who put in the work to study it will be rewarded with the skill to correctly wield the “sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17). Those who do not give it the proper attention run the risk of perverting it to their own destruction (2 Peter 3:16).
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