Know What It Is
Everyone who ever became obedient to the Gospel must have had a reason to do so. The apostle Peter admonishes us, essentially, to be perpetually able to explain what that reason is. At First Peter Three, we are told at Verse Fifteen to be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in us. He who cannot do so did likely not obey from the heart the form of doctrine delivered to him from the Word at all. Knowledgeable people are consciously aware of truth and reality, not opinion and tradition. Further, it is ideally that truth and reality that governs their lives. Further still, they know how to both employ and communicate that knowledge on a moment’s notice. This helps others to benefit from the same information. For all these reasons, and more, Paul told Timothy to be instant in the preaching of the Word, reproving, rebuking, and exhorting with all longsuffering and doctrine. There must be a reason for what you believe. Do you know what it is?
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater