1 Peter 3:13–17 (ESV)
Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake
13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be
blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness
and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.
Simple instructions for today is to focus on doing good, and be ready to give a defense about
your faith with whoever may ask. Such as: “I am going to heaven because God has given me faith to believe in him and I am saved by my God-given faith.”
I pray: O Lord, help me to be a living witness and to proclaim your mercies to the world. Amen.