(I Thessalonians 2:4; II Timothy 2:2-8, 15)
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to Yahweh approved a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing the Word of Truth (II Timothy 2:15).
Study and be eager, these two words are words of command and guidance to the servants of Yahweh. Eager implies great enthusiasm and zeal; knowledge with zeal is like fuel in a car; Knowledge acquired from the Word of Yahweh positions the servant of Yahweh in readiness to serve Him; it opens the eyes of understanding and insight into it. Knowledge of the Word of Yahweh positions the servant of Yahweh to be in agreement with His Holy Spirit and takes him to another level of spiritual perception and understanding; knowledge of the Word of Yahweh opens the ears to hear the voice of His Spirit; knowledge with eagerness and excitement makes us perform the work entrusted to us. But when we exercise zeal without knowledge, we find ourselves to be ignorant of the root cause and taking a stand for the wrong thing.