“Study (be dilligent) to show yourself approved…” 2 Timothy 2:15.
Who are we to gain approval from for our study, man or God? The second half of the verse answers that question.
Study the Word, then, not to learn how to teach it to others, but to learn to commune with God. Those who commune with God can teach with few words more than a thousand books by eloquent wordsmiths who’ve studied for man’s sake.