In this special teaching on Faith, Dr. Don G. Pickney centers in on God's concept of hedging your life from the dangers of the world, the flesh and the devil through the use of "sayings" of the scriptures. Learning to take promises of God's word and turn them into your method of "answering those who expect a reply from you" with regards to areas in which you are actively using your faith.
Proverbs 22:17-21 AMP "Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; (18) For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them. (19) So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you. (20) Have I not written to you [long ago] excellent things in counsels and knowledge, (21) To make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?"
In Proverbs 4:20-24 God instructs us:
Proverbs 4:20-25 My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. (21) Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. (22) For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (23) Keep your heart more than anything that is guarded; for out of it flow the issues of life. (24) Put away from you a negative corrupt mouth, and perverse and profane lips put far from you."
You can see that God is desiring to protect us from the dangerous snares and pitfalls of life by teaching us to guard over what goes into our hearts and comes out of our mouths. Adopting God's word as "sayings," learning to use them as a hedge in everyday conversation is what God is preparing us to do.
Proverbs 7:1 "My son, KEEP my words; lay up within you my PROMISES COMMANDED TO COME UPON YOU. Use them and treasure them up in your heart to use whenever the situation calls for them."
The word "keep" is the Hebrew, "shamar," meaning to "put a hedge about, guard over, protect, preserve, or keep."
We see then that God gave "sayings" of scripture for us to use as a hedge.
Get ready for revelation as you watch this video presentation.