By loving, serving and displaying fruits of the spirit, offering ourselves daily, a willing sacrifice to be used as He would choose? That is wonderful and what we all should be doing if we’re Christians, but the bible tells us this is our “reasonable service.” This is not above and beyond, but the bare minimum, the least we should be doing.
The bible tells us to also “Study” to show ourselves approved unto God…
Many people act as though bible knowledge and wisdom are gifts reserved only for the Pastor and teacher and the elite few. But God tells us wisdom is available to ALL MEN. James 1:5 “ If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
The Bereans were commended, NOT for their service, but for their study of the word, daily searching the scriptures to see if what they were hearing was really so.
It takes time, and prayer study, and attention to the word. Hebrews 5:14 “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who BY REASON OF USE have their senses EXERCISED to discern both good and evil.”
As Christians, we should be striving to become more “Christ-like.” How can we become more like Him if we do not know him? To know Him is to know His word! He is the word of life!
2Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”