2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Paul says here to study to show thyself approved unto God; we are to not just read God’s Word but we are to study it, ponder it, asking the Lord to reveal the living meaning into us. I find myself to many times just reading and not mediating on the Word. If we are not careful we can be put in a situation where someone asks us about something in God’s Word and we are unable to answer because we have not gasped the meaning in our heart. This can put us to shame as a Christian. One of our greatest gifts to others is to be able to rightly divide God’s Word and pass it on to them.
What we put our time into is what we will be knowledgeable about. For example I know people who are very knowledge about movies especially old western. They can tell you who starred as most of the characters of those movies. They have invested their time into them and became knowledgeable in them. Me, on the other hand know very little about them because even though I enjoy watching them I have not invested time in them. On the other hand I can tell you most things about running a title on property because I have invested my time in it for 24 years.
As Christian we need to invest time in God’s Word as much as possible, study and mediate upon it so we are able to answer any person’s question about the Lord and Salvation through Him. Don’t get me wrong; it is alright to love other things and be knowledgeable about them but our first priority should be to know God personally in our heart and to be knowledge in His Word. When we do this we will never be ashamed and God will always be able to use us to bring others to Him.
Heavenly Father, help me to arrange my time so I will be able to invest in You and Your Word regularly. Teach me to make You a priority in my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me knowledge and wisdom so I can rightly divide Your Word and pass it on to other; helping them come to know You as their Lord and Savior. In Jesus Name. Amen