Be diligent to present yourself approved to God,
a worker who does not need to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the Word of truth.
- 2 Timothy 2:15 -
Many have tried to mishandle the message of the Bible. They make it support what they believe is true instead of allowing God to speak His true message to them.
Some have used the Bible to defend one side of an issue. Others have used it to attack the same issue. They both quote from the Scriptures to support their views. They cannot both be right.
It is important for us to say exactly what the Scriptures say. We are not to mishandle the Word, nor are we to misrepresent it.
Paul challenged Timothy, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
Let us accurately interpret God’s Word.
Let us represent God’s Word in ways that genuinely reflect God’s heart.
Handle the Word with care.