I remember the first time I told my wife (we obviously were not married at the time) that I loved her. It began to lead our relationship in an entirely different direction. No longer where we “just friends” we were courting, and that lead to a deeper relationship. But it did me no good to tell her that I loved her, if I did not demonstrate my love by my actions. In 1 Peter 1:13 we are reminded that as we “gird up the loins of our minds,” we are to “be sober,” in other words we are to act in accordance too our words. It is not enough to know the truth, we also have to live out that truth with a determination, that marks us as different from those who do not have a relationship with Christ. As we put into practice the truth that we know, it demonstrates that we have been transformed by the renewing of our minds. In Philippians 4:9 we are told, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, DO: ang the God of peace shall be with you.” (Emphasis mine). We must learn to implement the Word of God into our lives on an everyday basis. We are not to study the Word of God so that we can tell others what it says, we are to study God’s Word in order to understand how I am to live. As we live out those truths, it will influence those around us to ask us a reason for the hope that lies within us.