For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men–. (1Pe 2:15)
“How do I know if it is God’s will?” This may be one of the most asked questions I receive as a Pastor. Here Peter says very clearly, “this is the will of God.” Peter is making a case for relational evangelism. He is telling us that looking through the lens of the Gospel in every relationship is an opportunity for evangelism!
Peter challenges us to see if we are living in such a way that points to Jesus! Peter mentions submission to government – not because the government is supreme but because Jesus is! Peter is saying our focus is not on politics but people! Loving Jesus should influence our engagement in society. Peter is applying Jesus’ principle of being salt and light!
Peter takes it a step further and speaks about our witness at work. Do people see Jesus in my work ethic? How do I handle difficult people and difficult situations? Do I see them as an opportunity to share the light and love of Jesus?
Peter calls every believer to a life “on mission”. He calls us to biblical submission. May we surrender our will to His words and live in the light of Jesus’ love and humility this week!