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Topic: 2 Timothy 2:15
2 Timothy 2:15 (AMP) Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.
Be in pursuit of knowledge by investigating, scrutinizing and reflecting in order to be ready to assist in God's reputation (what God is known for here on Earth) and by being acceptable by, and pleasing to, Him.
For we are offenders/wrongdoers/perpetrators who have no cause to feel shame for ourselves. We have exposed to view (laid open) the motive and reasonings of the Truth...that which can not be hidden and is free from pretence, falsehood and deceit.
Studying who God is, and His reputation, through His Word, helps me to know who I am supposed to be in MY reputation, because I am supposed to hold Him inside of me. I am a representitive of God and I hold HIS reputation.
In studying His Word, I am to investigate (seek to find), scrutinize (examine, dig out, ask questions) and then meditate (think on, 'chew the cud', regurgitate) on what the Bibles says God is. This helps me to know Him in my mind; Holy Spirit delivers that knowledge to my heart.
In studying God in His Word, I discover who He has made me to be a holder of His reputation, His very own 'Temple', I must be 'clean' in order to hold His reputation, because I am full of filth. God's Word exposes my 'offenses' and 'sins' to the Light...no sin is hidden, I can see them all. I know what I've done wrong, and then know that by asking for forgiveness these offenses are hidden by the sacrifice of Jesus...His very blood covers my sins. My filth has been exposed and delt with...totally taken away. I know that I now have nothing to have 'shame' for, because my sins are 'as far as the east is from the west' and are not seen by God. Nothing is hidden from God and when nothing is hidden it is pure. I am pure and the Truth lives in me, naked and exposed. My life and reputation hold 'Truth' that which holds no hidden pretences...I am REAL, inside and out!
Thanks for Your Word, Father. Because of it I can know You more and more. I can learn Who You are and how to become closer to You. You light up my life, Father, with the living Word; Your Son. Thank You!