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A Daily Devotion for Friday, May 7


1Peter 3:13-22


verses 15-16: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

These words are deceptively simple. “Always be prepared to give an answer...” What is my answer? Do I wait to be asked or do I offer my reason when the Spirit moves me to do so? This is something I am not at all comfortable doing. I know I worry way too much about what the repercussions will be from this type of sharing. I am too afraid of the opinions of others and not afraid enough of God’s clear instruction being ignored. I would never deny my belief in God and my hope for eternal life with Him. But do I share this belief when I have the opportunity?

Holy Lord, you know the depth of my love for you, and my desire to follow you. Help me to do more, to be more. Make me bold, Lord. Amen


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
07 may 2021

1 Peter 3: 13-22


So do I believe that faith is a personal matter that I should keep to myself. I should never be a loud mouth or obnoxious if and when I share my faith. I Always want to be ready to give an answer gently and respectfully when asked this question. I may not be able to keep people from insulting me but I can at least stop supplying them with comments that will only intimidate me. As long as I do what is right, they will see the difference in me and their accusations will be wrong and will only embarrass them. Christians are not called on to condemn those who are curious about our hope …

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Barbara
Barbara
07 may 2021

1Peter 3: 13-22


Read this sermon this morning and it helped me to understand these verses from 1 Peter.


Staying faithful to Christ can be real tough when life gets difficult. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and we really can’t make sense of the Christian faith in the light of what has happened to us. And sometimes, other people may give us a really hard time for being a Christian: friends, family, work colleagues may not make it easy for us - and the temptation is either to stay quiet about our faith or give up on it altogether.

Each one of us faces the possibility of being intimidated or being misunderstood as we share the faith with…


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Tom
Tom
07 may 2021

1 Peter 3:17 - “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil.“

Can It really be God’s will that we sometimes suffer for doing good? This is the kind of verse that strikes me right between the eyes. Is Peter speaking hypothetically? No, not really. How many ChristIan missionaries have been murdered simply because they were Christian missionaries? The message, I suppose, is that we will always have suffering in this life. Some comes having nothing at all to do with what we have done or not done. But when suffering is potentially brought on by our actions, God is honored by those actions that demonstrate divine,…


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