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1 Peter 2:15
15 For [hoti] so [houto] is [esti] the will [thelema] of God [theos], that with
well doing [agathopoieo] ye may put to silence [phimoo] the ignorance [agnosia] of
foolish [aphron] men [anthropos]: KJV-Interlinear
15 For such is the will of God
that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. NASB
The word for silence, phimoo,
means to muzzle, to leave someone with nothing to say, to leave someone with no
The word for ignorance,
agnosia, means self caused lack of knowledge, guilty, self liable, culpable,
senseless, someone who has brought themselves to ignorance by means of their
own intentional decisions.
The word for foolish, aphron,
means self caused foolishness, senseless, someone who lacks wisdom, someone who
lacks correct orientation of knowledge to life.
In your lifetime, you
will meet or come across many such people.They will be wise in their own eyes, and they will put you down in
public, if at all possible.
People who are lacking
in their spiritual lives, are driven by their sin nature.And, their sin nature drives their lusts,
their ego s, their need for competition, and to come out on top, or to avoid truth
if at all possible.
You will see opinions
on television, hear them on the radio, read them in publications, you will hear
them from people in social or work settings.
And do you rise up to
get even?Do you take the battle to them
in revenge?Do you do to them what they
do to you?
And the answer to these
questions, is No.
You do not become
defensive.You do not return gossip for
gossip, complaint for complaint, tat for tat and so forth.
What God expects you to
do is, well, nothing but continue living your normal daily spiritual life.
Jesus Christ controls
history.Not you, and certainly not
Evil, which is the pattern
of all knowledge that is not of doctrine, struggles for control, and it will
never gain control, ever.
Evil has to kick, and
scream, and shout, and get attention, and lie, and cheat, and deceive, in order
to get its way.
Evil, has listeners.
And those listeners are the ignorant, the foolish, the self made fools of
life.Evil leads nothing better than
fools.And when evil cannot persuade
people who have doctrine, then it simply walks away in silence, looking for a
new victim.Silence is the failure of
evil, and the victory of the spiritually mature.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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