Application is the best part of Bible study.
But, just like a “straight from the garden” meal: there is so much work to do. For food growth or caught, there are many stages to go through. Pick up and clean or wash; cut up and prepare; cook and serve—and then at last: the meal. There is nothing like fresh, home made meals, in all the world. It is the best; and it is hard!
The same is true for Bible study. The passage must be hunted, the truths must be dug out and stored, then they are prepared into personally applicable truths, then the meal: the personal prayerful application.