What does study to show thyself approved unto God mean?
It means “strive” to show thyself approved. Young’s Literal translation renders it thus: “be diligent to present thyself approved to God.” Bible studies have nothing to do with this verse. Studying the Bible all day and all night will not give you God’s Spirit.
How do you rightly divide the word of God?
The phrase “rightly dividing the word of truth” in Timothy is unique to the King James translation. It has caused some to believe that we are to take the Word of God and somehow divide or separate passages and or books and determine who or what audience they are intended for.
Do your best to present yourself?
2 Timothy , ESV: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy , NASB: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
What does the Bible say about studying?
2 Timothy tells us that we should study and show God that we understand truth. This verse refers to knowing God’s word and being able to point out false teachings and philosophies, but it applies to education as well. As a student, you should indulge yourself in your work and be the best you can be.