But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. (1 Peter 3:15-17 ESV)
Hymn ELH 229:4 By Faith We Are Divinely Sure
The Word of God can never fail;
It is the rock of ages,
When Satan doth my faith assail,
Or doubt its battle wages.
No more shall fear my soul enfold,
Since I by faith God’s grace behold,
Which every fear doth banish.
Heavenly Father, help me to be faithful to Your Word and to always be ready to share the hope I have been given through Your Son, Jesus Christ. In His name I pray. Amen.