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Silencing the Ignorant Fools

1 Peter 2:15 When you do good, you stop ignorant people from saying foolish things about you. This is what God wants.

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Every now and then, you run into a Scripture verse that packs a real punch. A verse that in just a very few words delivers a knock-out blow. The one we’re going to look at today, is one of those!

The world these days seems to thrive on doing the wrong thing and calling it the right thing. Don’t believe me? While those of us in the west are living lives of luxury and wealth, children are starving to death. But we just ignore it. And it’s not just us, but our governments, indeed our whole economic system.

Okay, so you and I can’t change the world. You and I can’t convince the fools of this world who do what’s wrong and behave as though it’s right, that they’re fools.

We can talk at them until we’re blue in the face, we can tell them of the eternal consequences of their choices, but they’ll just laugh at us.

So, what should we do? What can you and I do? Give up? Sure, that’s one option. Here’s another:

1 Peter 2:15 When you do good, you stop ignorant people from saying foolish things about you. This is what God wants.

Think about the powerful truth that God just delivered in that one short verse of Scripture. It’s obvious. Don’t argue with them. Don’t engage in long-winded debates that will never change anything.

Instead, just do good, because the truth is that actions speak louder than words. No one can argue against a good deed that springs from a good heart. They can try, but they’ll never win. And eventually the foolishness of the ignorant will be silenced.

Eventually, your good deeds will deliver a decisive knock-out blow to the foolishness of ignorant people. This is what God wants.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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