2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. KJV
That was Paul telling his spiritual son Timothy to study, to make an effort and to show himself approved unto God and not unto men. Sometimes ministers of God fall into the temptation of pleasing man rather than pleasing God whom they are working for. They alter the scriptures to mean what the people want to hear. Paul was telling Timothy not to fall into that temptation. To please God, you need to be deliberate and intentional.
Paul told Timothy that he was a workman, in other words an employee or laborer for God not for men. Therefore Timothy had to steward the word of truth, not to preach whatever he felt like. Timothy was to rightly divide the word of truth. This means Timothy as a minister of the gospel of Christ was to make a proper distribution of the word of God, adapting his instructions to the circumstances and wants of his hearers, and giving to each that which would be fitted to nourish the soul for heaven.
Therefore as a minister of the gospel, you and i have a responsibility to deliver the word of God to His people the way it is supposed to be. Without changing anything to gain unnecessary favor from the hearers. We need to be faithful with what has been entrusted to us, which is the word of God so that we can be able to speak the right word in the right season.
As a minister you are not trying to gain fans, people who will think well of you, but you are working hard so that you gain God’s approval. When you do your private practice consistently and when you come to minister people’s lives get transformed it is God who is glorified not the minister, the minister is simply a vessel through which God works.
Let us be diligent in the word of God as ministers so we can bring fresh bread to the people.