2 Timothy 3:16: â€œAll Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.â€
For thirty-one days, we have been writing on the subject of witnessing.Â We have written words from our hearts.Â We pray that God has spoken to you through these devotions about your need to be salt and light in this world.
Not everyone will feel led to witness by using any of the methods that we have recommended.Â However, we do believe that everyone needs to be prepared to answer for the hope that is within us.
Â If we were going to recommend one thing that everyone needs to do in preparation for sharing Jesus, it would be Scripture memorization.Â In his book and Video, â€œShare Jesus Without Fearâ€, Bill Fey tells us to use Scriptures in our witnessing because they are Godâ€™s Words, not ours.Â He recommends Scriptures that include most of the salient points of how to become a Christian: Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, John 3:3, John 14:6 and Revelation 2:20. A sinner might argue with our words; it is harder to argue with the Word of God.
Godâ€™s Word is powerful unto salvation.Â Isaiah 55:11 says, â€œSo shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent itâ€ KJV.Â When we rightly use Godâ€™s Word, it never fails.Â We heard about a couple who were having marital problems; the husband, in frustration and despair, left the home to go to a motel.Â In boredom, he picked up the Gideon placed Bible and began to read the Word of God.Â As a result, he found salvation, returned home and restored his relationship with his wife.Â They are now both serving the Lord in a church.Â When we use Scriptures to witness, we are wielding the Sword of Truth and it is powerful!
Finally, remember that we are to be light to this dark world.Â We cannot hide our light from those who are desperately trying to find hope in a hopeless society.Â All who know Jesus as Savior hold the light in their souls.Â We simply must share and shine before it is eternally too late for the lost.Â Is your light burning bright and not hidden under a bushel?Â We pray that you are saved and know it!Â LET YOUR LITTLE LIGHT SHINE!
BRIGHTEN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE! BRIGHTEN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE!
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BRIGHTEN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE!