To wrongly handle the word of truth will produce error, even heretical teaching. This verse is to be interpreted in contrast with the false teachers who are upsetting the church in Ephesus. Paul does not want Timothy to shame himself or create worse chaos in the church.
They are built-in illustrations for teaching a passage. Often abstract ideas are communicated through vivid figures of speech, such as Paul saying “I am an ambassador in chains,” Eph. 6:20.
Why did the speaker emphasize so strongly the importance of meditation on and observation of the passage Eph. 6:18-20?
When trying to interpret and explain to others a difficult passage, what should you do as a teacher?
If you are a careful and diligent Bible interpreter, how will it affect your teaching ministry in the church?
You should purchase and have on your bookshelf at least one good book on how to interpret Scripture. This is called “hermeneutics.” You should also look for online resources that help you with hermeneutics.
“Basic Bible Interpretation: A Practical Guide to Discovering Biblical Truth,” by Roy B. Zuck