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Steps in Sharing Your Faith 4 of 6

I took a day off for Christmas, but I’m back now. So what’s the next step in sharing your faith?

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Here’s the verse:
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives. I Peter 3:1

At first glance, this first my seem a bit sexist; however, I think the message here is not just for wives. We need to be people of action when it comes to sharing our faith. This reminds me of a quote that I’ve heard a few times, “Preach the word at all times, and if necessary use words.” This quote fits in with what this verse says. I can gain a much better platform for verbally sharing my faith when I live it out through my day to day actions.

One of the other things that this verse seems to point out is that marriage by a follower of Christ to a non-believer can be tough. While it is not recommended (do not be yoked together with unbelievers – 2 Corinthians 6:14), this verse seems to give a message of hope to those who find themselves in a marriage that lacks this common compass point. God can use spouses who are believers to impact the lives of their non-believing partners.

Until the next post, live it out loud through your actions…

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December 26, 2007 - Posted by | verses

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