2 Timothy 2:15
Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
"Something is the matter with your telephone; we can hardly hear you," was the response, that in a faint voice came to us from the Central Office when we had answered their signal ring with the usual "Halloo!" A few minutes afterwards a young man from head-quarters stepped into our study, and taking the telephone in his hand commenced to investigate. "Yes, here it is," he exclaimed, as he began to unscrew the ear-piece. "The diaphragm is bulged, and dust has collected around it to such an extent that it does not vibrate in unison with ours up in the office, and that spoils the sound. You see," he added, while brushing the instrument, "that the telephones at both ends of the wire must act in harmony or there will be no voice. There," he said, "it is all right now." And sure enough the lowest word could be distinctly heard, There was, of course, nothing remarkable in this incident, and yet the words "vibrate in unison," "must act in harmony or there will be no voice," suggested higher thoughts as well. The human heart is God's telephone in man. Through it He purposes to speak to our inner consciousness; and when our conscience, our affections, and our desires "vibrate in unison" with the breath of His lips we can hear His voice within us.
Parallel VersesKJV: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
WEB: Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn't need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.