Today's Verse: 1 Peter 3:15

Thursday, March 9, 2023

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...
— 1 Peter 3:15
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Having Jesus as our Lord does not mean we bulldoze over others with this crucial eternal reality. Gentleness and respect are the character traits of those who have Jesus as their Lord. After all, Jesus loved others enough to die for them. Jesus even asked God to forgive those who crucified and mocked him as he died. Having such a Lord means we have prepared a response when we are given an opportunity to share the basis of our hope in him. Those around us may not appear interested, but many seek something they have not yet identified. Let's be ready when their time is right to meet Jesus!

My Prayer...

Holy and gracious God, please give me the wisdom to see opportunities to share the love of Jesus with those around me. I especially ask you to help me be able to share Jesus with several of my friends, who I now mention by name... (Take time and mention several people specifically by name.) Father, please give me the gentleness to do this redemptively, showing them the same respect Jesus demonstrated with those to whom he ministered. In the name of the Savior, your Son Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.