Answer 8: He uses my Bible in a person’s salvation.
Sometimes when we are having spiritual conversations with people we assume they must have all sorts of objections and we try to explain things that they aren’t even struggling with (until we try to defend them)! One such thing is the Bible as God’s word. For sure, there are some people that will say, “Well I don’t believe the Bible”, but don’t assume this is the case.
Even most non-Christians have a lot of respect for the Bible, though they may never have looked at it.
So when you are having spiritual conversations with someone in your life who doesn’t know Jesus, just use the Bible as your authority and allow the Holy Spirit to fill the words of Scripture with spiritual impact.
A friend of mine was having a business lunch and asked the man he was meeting with if he could share something from the Bible that had come to mind as they were talking. He said, “Go ahead.” After sharing that insight from Scripture, they went on with their meeting. The next morning he contacted my friend because he had gotten no sleep. He couldn’t get that verse out of his mind. He wanted to talk about how to put God into his life.
Hebrews 4:12-13 tells us that “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
Don’t be timid about bringing the Bible into your conversations. Most people are really interested in what the Bible says. The Holy Spirit with take the words of Scripture and use them powerfully in people’s lives as you bring them into your conversations.