1 Peter 3:15 – Verse of the Day 5/28/14
Have you ever had a piece of news that you just couldn’t wait to tell your family or friends? When something good happens to us, usually we can’t wait to tell someone about it, and Peter tells us in this verse that if we really understand the beauty of the good news of salvation, we should always look for opportunities to tell others about it.
This is especially powerful, because we know that the people who originally received this letter were being persecuted for their faith. But Peter says that the good news is so good that we should want to tell others about it no matter what the risks. Peter tells us that our eternal hope should make us secure in sharing that hope with others.
Are you bold in sharing your faith? Do you even rejoice when you experience persecution? Do you see it as an opportunity to grow and proclaim God’s message of salvation to those who see your ability to persevere and take notice? Spend some time in prayer asking the Lord to give you the strength to endure persecution for your faith and the desire to share your hope with others.