If you would be a worker for the Lord,
To spread the truth with confidence and joy,
You have to study with the word explored,
Prepared to face the world with faith deployed.
There is no shame to have the Holy Ghost,
To teach with Christ’s authority to all.
An able worker will not preen or boast,
But keep in mind the Grace of God installed.
Present yourself to God as one approved,
Dressed rightly for whatever job’s at hand.
Declare the gospel boldly and unmoved,
Obedient to all of God’s commands.
Develop all the skills that you’ve been given
And labour for the Lord as one who’s driven.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed,
rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV