Our sole purpose in this life is to bear fruit (John 15:8). How will we be able to teach others if we ourselves do not know what the Bible teaches? The apostle Peter tells us “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and in fear” (1 Peter 3:15). The inspired writer, Paul, reminds us to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). The more time we put between our Bible studies, the more space we place between ourselves and God. God wants us to listen to His word, and draw near unto Him and He will draw near unto us (James 4:8). God does not expect His children to stumble blindly through life. He gave us the instruction manual and it is our responsibility to read and follow it.