May 2, 2013
1 Peter 2:25-3:1
V1 Likewise, wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won by the conduct of their wives.
There is so much in this verse. So many things one could say about it. Many things the world simply doesn’t understand and therefore rails against, like submission. Yet, that’s not what I immediately thought when I read this verse. Obviously, this verse is dealing with submitting to your husband, and everything that entails, but it also addresses something that has been a theme in my quiet times lately. Our conduct, here God’s word tells us that our conduct could possibly bring a lost person to Him. Wow, that’s heavy right. To think that the way I act could have so much influence on someone. We know this is true; it’s partly why there are so many scriptures telling us how to act and not act. How we live our lives matter. The words we use matter. We do not live in a world full of blind and deaf people who take no notice of the things we do. Nope we, especially believers, live in a world where people constantly watch us. True, they are probably hoping we fail, but they are watching. What would happen if instead of showing them us, we showed them Christ?