Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life (John 5:39-40).
How are we to correctly handle the word of truth? How are we to study the Scriptures? Jesus tells us what we must do. He tells us that we must let the Scriptures lead us to him. Jesus says to us, “Seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7). We are to seek for more understanding of the Scriptures. What kind of understanding of the Scriptures are we to pray for? We are to pray that we will find Jesus, as we read the Scriptures.