you "love truth" you will study the truth, which is His Word. Look out
across the land. How many folks do you know that truly study His Word?
You can tell by just listening to people that they have not received the
"love of the truth", even though they may attend a church! 2 Thes.
2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that
they should believe a lie:
The great scholar E.W. Bullinger wrote in his Introductory to "How to Enjoy the Bible", Kregel Publications, pg. 6. "When we come to ask ourselves, and say, 'Where did I learn this?' 'How did I get this?' 'Who taught this to me?' it is astonishing to find out how much we have imbibed from man, and from tradition; and not directly and for ourselves, from the Word of God.
that we have learned from our youth up must be tested and proved by the
Word of God. Where we find it is true we must learn it over again,
from God. And where it will not stand the test of His Word we must
be not only content, but thankful to give it up; and receive Divine
revelation in the place of man's imagination."
you want to unlock scriptures you can't just stick the key in and open
up the door and stand there and peek in. You have to go in and look around.
If you are not familiar with the original languages then at least check
out other translations from credible scholars.
WARNING:Rightly Dividing the Word of God can be hazardous to your traditional beliefs.
2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word