Anthony at A Little Light posts on 1 Peter 3:15 – in context. He suggests we need to lead lives that cause people to ask positive questions about the gospel.
This reminded me of an experience I had when I was delivering newspapers. This was not a paper route as a boy, but one I did in later life because it gave me extra income earned in the early morning hours and thus let me get back to business and to the phone during the day. My district sales manager was a dedicated Christian. He didn’t talk about it much, but he was the type of person you would ask, “What makes you so even tempered?” When things were going crazy, he could remain calm.
We were discussing it one morning, and he said that he liked to live in such a way that those who saw him would ask. It was then, he said, that he could effectively talk to them about Jesus.
I was also reminded of Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. (yes, there’s a commercial hook!) one of my authors. I already knew the context of the verse, because every time I’ve invited him somewhere or accompanied him when he teaches about apologetics, he emphasizes the context, especially 1 Peter 3:16.
HT: Dave Black Online.