Become mighty in the Scriptures! Just before John Broadus died, he addressed one of his classes with these words. His son-in-law, A.T. Robertson records an eyewitness account of this scene in his Life and Letters of John A. Broadus, p. 430:
“Young gentlemen, if this were the last time I should ever be permitted to address you, I would feel amply repaid for consuming the whole hour in endeavoring to impress upon you these two things: true piety and, like Apollos, to be men ‘Mighty in the Scriptures.’” Then pausing, he stood for a moment with his piercing eye fixed upon us, and repeated over and over again in that slow but wonderfully impressive style peculiar to himself, “Mighty in the Scriptures,” “Mighty in the Scriptures,” until the whole class seemed to be lifted through him into a sacred nearness to the Master. That picture of him as he stood there at that moment can never be obliterated from my mind.
This is my advice to you. You are to be a physician of souls and the Scripture is your medical bag full of tools, as well as your prescription for a sin sick world. You must be more acquainted with your specialty than the lawyer is with law or the doctor with his medicine. Eternal lives are at stake. Be mighty in the Scriptures!