Silencing the Ignorant Talk of Foolish People

15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 1 Peter 2:15

The verse prior to this verse helps reveal the kind of good Peter was referring to: submitting to rightful authorities. Again, when we pray for those in power instead of complain about them, we disarm those who try to slander us.

Now I know that politicians and those in government authority are not our most favorite people in the world. They lie, cheat, steal, and connive to get elected. And they do some terrible things too! There are good and honest people in government, and they may even be a majority, but the bad ones get the most press.

Yes, we’re going to pray for them, but they don’t make it easy. That’s the point, isn’t it? If they were easy to pray for, everyone would do it.

Continue to pray for government officials. They need the prayers, and we need to pray.

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