Sanctify The Lord God And Be Ready To Testify


I Peter 3:15: “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”


Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: We are to keep Him in our hearts as the “Holy One”. He says, “be holy in living your lives for I am holy. It is said that we become like those we spend time with. Therefore, if we are to be holy like Him we must spend time with Him. If we keep Him in our hearts in this manner, He will lead us in the paths of righteousness for His name sake.

Be ready always to give an answer: We are to be ready at all times to give an answer to every person that asks us a reason of the hope that we have. This includes being ready to share scripture and personal testimony of what God has done for us and through us. We are witnesses of the reality and truthfulness of God’s word because we have given ourselves to His word and have experienced the results of the effectual working of it in our lives. We should be excited about our hope and our relationship with God. Someone once said, “If what you have doesn’t make you excited about it, then what makes you think anyone else would want it?”

With meekness and fear: In this way we will get a better response from those we are sharing with. A meek response will be patient and gentle and not easily angered or upset. Otherwise we might cause anger and resentment in the person we are talking with. We are to respond in fear, afraid that we might offend and turn the people off that we are sharing with.