“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved…” (2 Timothy 2:15)
So what so what does it mean to be approved? Timothy was to remind his listeners of the sacrifice of Christ, the need for serving Him, and the need to work diligently to be approved workmen before God. The diligent application of all our energy to the service of God will allow us to join Timothy standing before God without shame. Nothing will help us more to please God than to handle carefully and correctly God’s written Word. We should look to the written Word of God with the same reverence as the psalmist who wrote, Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105).