Now, not only do you need the Word personally so that you can obtain the blessings and promises it offers, to more fully experience the rich blessings of the Christian life, it’s also important for you to share God’s Word with others. When you’re witnessing you may find people who question whether the Bible is really the truth. They might say it was written by men, and men make mistakes, so how can you know it’s accurate. They may tell you that the Bible is old and doesn’t apply to today’s world and lifestyle. Well, there are many ways to answer that question, and you could spend your whole life studying the proofs that the Bible is right on, but the best answer is also the simplest: “How do I know the Bible is true? Simple: it works.” And the only way that you’ll be able to use that answer truthfully is if you have actually tried it in your own life and found that to be true.
Then, when you share the Word, you will be speaking from experience, which is always more convincing.
When we memorize the Word, it becomes a part of our very nature and influences our lives in a big way. It builds our faith when Bible verses we’ve memorized come to mind and give us direction and encouragement when we need it.
When the Devil fights our faith in an attempt to get us to doubt God’s love for us and His presence in our lives, having the Word in our heart will help us to be able to recognize which voices are from God and which voices are from the Devil.
King David said:
Psalm 119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You!
Having the Word in our hearts also helps us to stay closer to Jesus and to make the right choices.
Often He will bring portions of the Word to mind which will give us answers to questions or solutions to a problem. The Lord can use what we have stored in our hearts to give us the guidance we need.
When your mind is full of the Word, it makes it so much harder for the Devil to get into your mind and make you feel negative and depressed about your life.