11/25/19: 1 Peter 3:8-4:6; Psalm 119:33-48; Proverbs 28:12-13
1 Peter 3: 15 But in your hearts revere 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, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
I can think of no greater witness than our countenance and demeanor that has people asking, “What do they have that I do not — Why are they always smiling?”
And as Peter explains we need to be ready to answer that question — not necessarily with a long dissertation but, simply, with a statement of our relationship with the Lord. That simple response may open doors to more questions and an excellent opportunity to share further.