Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 1 Peter 3:16
This week: Look up at least three words in your verse. Does it help you to understand your verse better?
Conscience – co-perception, moral consciousness
Speak evil – be a traducer, slander
Evil-doers – a bad-doer, criminal
Ashamed – to shame down, disgrace, or put to blush
Conversation – behavior
(all definitions from Strong’s concordance)
This verse gives an idea of how we should live our lives. As I reread it, I was reminded of a similar command for young women in 1 Timothy 5:14, “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” If we live our lives uprightly, then the enemy will be unable to successfully find a target for his darts.
What have you been memorizing this summer?
What has the Lord been teaching you through your verses?