Set Apart in Your Heart

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear (1Peter 3:15)

Sanctification is accomplished by means of the truth, which is the revelation that the Son gave regarding all that the Father commanded Him to communicate and is contained for us in the Scriptures. So here, the reading is “set apart in your hearts Christ as Lord.” The heart is the sanctuary, or starting place for God in which He wants our worship to originate. Our lives must be submissive to live in communion with the Lord Jesus, loving and obeying from a heart transformed.

Always be ready to give a defense—The English word “apologetics” comes from the Greek word here translated “defense.” Peter is using the word in an informal sense and insisting that the believer must understand what he believes and why one is a Christian, and then be able to articulate one’s beliefs humbly with meekness, thoughtfully with Bibilical reason for the hope they have in following after Christ.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, Remain steadfast in your faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ, always being ready to give an answer to anyone who may ask you: Why? Your answer may change the eternal destiny of someone who doesn’t even know why they are even asking? Yet, it is undeniable that they see His life in you, and that is what it means to “sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.”

May God bless your walk!


Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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