I love to study. Reading and retaining information is my sweet spot. I believe God wants us to be in His word. I believe He wants us to seek out the truth from what He has revealed to us.
To what end?
It cannot be truth for truth’s sake or knowledge for knowledge’s sake.
Paul wrote this in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3,
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
Study leads to knowledge but again, to what end…
Knowledge of the truth drives us to love. If your study makes you less loving then you are missing the point! May your study drive you to a deeper and deeper love of God and neighbor!