Be ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. 1 Peter 3:15 [Adapted]
When you stand before the council (Acts 4) or the Gates of Hell, it will not be sufficient to simply wave the Book of the Word before the enemy. You must also be able to testify to your belief, your wholehearted belief of the truth and goodness of God’s plan and providence. This requires studying the Word and being in fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit.