For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. – (1 Peter 2:15, HCSB)
When you do good, you stop the ignorant people from saying foolish things about you. This is what God wants. – (1 Peter 2:15, ERV)
You see, it is God’s will that by doing what is right and good you should hush the gabbing ignorance of the foolish. – (1 Peter 2:15, VOICE)
We are all called to love God and love people. If we live a life of love, we will choose to do good as often as possible. As we do, our heart is made known and our character is established as one who seeks to do good. Often, a mere motion of kindness can disrupt an act of foolishness. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us to do good and silence the chatter of foolishness spoken in ignorance. Teach us to delight in You and Your will, for consistent words and deeds speak volumes about a person’s character.
Lord, lead us to live,
As You’ve called us to;
A life full of love,
That’s pleasing to You.
For as we love well,
Give kindness and grace;
Foolish are silenced,
And love takes its place.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You call us to love and do good. Thank You that as we do, foolish and ignorant words and actions are silenced. Forgive us for the times that we have not chosen to do the good that You’ve called us to. Teach us to turn to You for strength and courage to do good, in spite of what we want to do. Lead us to love those around us as You do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to lead to love and do good as we were created to do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works. – Hebrews 10:24