2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth (NASB).
The second part of this verse is important to understand if we want to be a participant in God’s plan to save mankind. When we became part of the Lord’s kingdom, did someone tell us that we needed to be ready to work? Or did we assume that our only duty was to attend church services? I think it’s time to change our minds if we thought that serving in the Lord’s kingdom meant we just sit at services and listen. Although worshipping God as a church is a commandment, it’s not the only commandment we need to follow. We are to be workers in the Lord’s kingdom, and the work we do needs to be presented in such a way that we are not ashamed of it. Just like in our regular jobs, where we try do our best and be competent and learn as much as we can, we need to bring the same attitude to the work we do for the Lord.