1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
The Christian way of life has two inseparable features. The first is our relationship with God, which is to be reflected in the second aspect, which is our relationship with our fellow man. So, as we devote time to draw ever closer to God, this growing bond must also prepare us to better relate to our brother’s needs. And one of those needs is Salvation.
It is crucial for Believers both to know and to communicate the reasons for their faith in God. We should never assume that people understand the need for Salvation:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. ~ Romans 10:17
It is God’s plan and our calling/commission that we spread the Good News (Matthew 28:18-20) to whomever He places in our path.
It is also important for Christians to consider how to share their faith. Christian meekness is submission to God’s will and direction. Likewise, “the fear of the Lord” may be explained as awesome reverence of God’s infinite Holiness and Power (especially when compared to our nothingness). Therefore, the verse is instructing us to share our faith as God directs us, while understanding the tremendous responsibility He has entrusted to us.
So, let us neither shirk nor shrink from our responsibility. Instead, let us
Go, stand and speak… to the people all the words of this life ~Acts 5:20