"Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified."
The friend who led me to the Lord wrote the above verse on the copy of “Daily Light” which he gave to me. It has remained a significant passage to me, reminding me that the Word of God is the principal means by which Jesus builds up our personal walls. Scripture verses hold immediate importance for the believer.
When we returned after a vacation and a neighbor told me before I entered our house that we had had a break in, a verse flashed into my mind. It was Matthew 6:19 about thieves breaking in and stealing! It helped put the burglary into perspective.
When we suffered a major family bereavement, Job 1:21, “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away,” came to me. Not that it made the loss any less sharp, but I knew the Lord was in it with us.
Of course, if we do not already know His Word, the Spirit will not prompt us with Scripture (John 14:26). The Old Puritans used to say that we should not expect any further or special revelation from God if we have ignored the revelation He has already given us in His Word.
If we are more reliant on His Word and less on our own or others' opinions, our walls will be built up.