November 18, 2023

Doing Right

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Such is the will of God, that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish people.”—1 Peter 2:15 NASB

Peter lived in a time of change. The Gospel was being spread. But believers also faced attacks and criticism. Peter had learned that, from a spiritual perspective, many of these critics were foolish and guilty of “ignorance.”

The world still is filled with foolish and ignorant people who reject the Gospel and don’t believe God’s Word. Many are convinced that it is Christians who are foolish.

How do we interact with people like this? Peter argued that we can silence their ignorance by “doing right.” They are watching us, seeing what we do and how we spend our time. We demonstrate the truth of the Gospel through a changed life—through our testimony.

This is a principle we can apply every day. It means that, in every situation, we do the right thing. We don’t just say we believe the Bible, but we put biblical principles into practice. We seek to be humble, with the attitude of a servant. We allow the Spirit to work through us to demonstrate His life-changing power.

Ask God to help you do the right thing in every situation you face. Seek first His Kingdom. Humble yourself and seek to have the attitude of a servant in your interactions with others. Seek to be faithful and obedient, a good example. Demonstrate that Jesus has changed your life; He makes a difference, and the Gospel is true.

Reflection Question: How are you displaying Jesus in your interactions this week?

Prayer
Father, help me to be faithful to obey You. Help me to be a blessing to others. May people see Jesus in me. In His name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 2

Prayer
Father, help me to be faithful to obey You. Help me to be a blessing to others. May people see Jesus in me. In His name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 2