Seek And You Shall Find
So many times in my life I sought God’s help and guidance. Sometimes it was in despair, sometimes I was just confused…other times I was angry! Without fail, He always answered. I would pick up the Holy Bible and there I would find my guidance and comfort…spoken by Him, as if especially meant for me and me alone and especially at that precise moment. Not once, has He let me down.
This time, I wasn’t asking Him as much as I was just telling Him. I said I was sick and tired of having to endure accusations against my faith, and of having to explain, defend and justify…and that I would no longer do so. No more debates, no more justifications and no more headaches.
Today, I visited a website that I had visited numerous times before. But this time something jumped out at me. It’s always been there, I glanced at it before, but this time it seemed louder on the page.
He said to me:
بل قدسوا الرب الاله في قلوبكم مستعدين دائما لمجاوبة كل من يسألكم عن سبب الرجاء الذي فيكم بوداعة وخوف (peter1 3:15)
And for you who don’t read Arabic:
15 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
Thank you Lord, point well taken. It’s not about proving or defending. It’s about glorifying His name by sharing the hope and blessings we experience through Him with the rest of the world.
I had to read up the rest of the chapter because I liked this verse so much. Let’s share this wonderful teaching and get the blessing of the word of God. Here’s part of Peter1, chapter 3
9 غير مجازين عن شر بشر او عن شتيمة بشتيمة بل بالعكس مباركين عالمين انكم لهذا دعيتم لكي ترثوا بركة.
10 لان من اراد ان يحب الحياة ويرى اياما صالحة فليكفف لسانه عن الشر وشفتيه ان تتكلما بالمكر
11 ليعرض عن الشر ويصنع الخير ليطلب السلام ويجدّ في اثره
12 لان عيني الرب على الابرار واذنيه الى طلبتهم.ولكن وجه الرب ضد فاعلي الشر
13 فمن يؤذيكم ان كنتم متمثلين بالخير.
14 ولكن وان تألمتم من اجل البر فطوباكم.واما خوفهم فلا تخافوه ولا تضطربوا
15 بل قدسوا الرب الاله في قلوبكم مستعدين دائما لمجاوبة كل من يسألكم عن سبب الرجاء الذي فيكم بوداعة وخوف
16 ولكم ضمير صالح لكي يكون الذين يشتمون سيرتكم الصالحة في المسيح يخزون في ما يفترون عليكم كفاعلي شر.
10 For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.
11 He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?
14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened."
15 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,
16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander