“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2: 15.
This is one area where many of us who are Christians are disobedient, and of course, all disobedience is sin. The bible commands the believer to search and study the scriptures daily to see if the things we hear are really true lest we be led astray and deceived by false doctrine. God has given us the written word to be a compass for our lives, to lead us through uncharted seas. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a guide unto my path.” Psalm 119: 105.
Many times we wander out of the will of God because we do not meditate on the Word of God to know what his will is for us. If we search the scriptures, we shall find. If we knock, it shall be opened unto us. If we ask in faith, we shall receive.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished
unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3: 16, 17.
If any of us have been negligent in this area of our lives and are not actively engaged in the study of the scriptures, we ought to confess this to God that we might be forgiven of this sin and get back into the perfect will of God as he instructs us from his word.