2 Timothy 2:15-21 reads as follows:
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, [and] prepared unto every good work.
Life on earth is not a script which we meaninglessly follow. It is a time of deciding whether we will live for God or not, and then living out what we have decided. Since God will examine what kinds of workers we have been for Him, we should build our lives on His Word and build His Word into our lives. God’s Word alone tells us how to live for Him and serve Him. Believers who ignore the Bible will certainly be ashamed at the judgment. Consistent and diligent study of God’s Word is vital, or else we will be lulled into neglecting a relationship with God. Which is our true purpose for living.