Make a Defense #232

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. (1 Peter 3:15-16)

People will question you about your hope in Christ; be ready to give an answer. Start with your heart. Hold Christ as supreme; He is Holy God. This is the faith that supports your hope (Heb. 11:1). The answer you give is not about you, so be meek and reverent while making your case for hope in Christ. Use God’s word to give answer; it is the sure foundation for faith in Christ, so “speak as the oracles of God” (1 Pet. 4:11). By doing this you keep a good conscience and give no valid reason to be spoken against as an evildoer.