2 Timothy 2:15 – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
If you were diagnosed with a fatal disease and you were told that you could avoid death only by follow the instructions in a book, would you read it? I think so. In fact, I am pretty confident that you would become a student of those instructions.
Ignorance leads us to shame, where heavenly knowledge of God’s will us to light and life. “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:6).
When many of Jesus’s followers turned away from Him because of the difficulty of His doctrine, Jesus asked His closest closest disciples, “Will ye also go away?” Simon Peter said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life” (John 6:67-68). He still speaks those words. We should listen.