Be Ready

Updated: Feb 14

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting around a lunch table with a couple of other guys from church talking about a passage in the Bible we had read. The discussion focused in on 1 Peter 3:15 which says, “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.”

One of the guys shared that the verse always intimidated him because he felt he needed to be prepared to win any argument someone started with him.

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Many of us feel the same way… “I know I can’t convince people so I will just keep my head down and not pick any fights. There is so much I don’t understand and there are so many people smarter than me.” Others, who tend to like confrontation a little more, may take this verse as a personal challenge to argue people into heaven. They study up and go looking for a debate.