A Winsome Witness (part 1) - 1 Peter 3:8-12
Series: BETWEEN 2 WORLDS
In the 1744 edition of Poor Richard’s Almanack, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.”
While many of us might reasonably scratch our heads at that statement and wonder why in the world a person would ever want to attract flies to begin with, the point of his statement is simply this: The more kind or gracious you are or the more appealing and persuasive you are in your approach towards others (as opposed to being mean-spirited or argumentative), the more likely you are to be successful in winning the other person over and to achieving your goals.
The same principle holds true for Christ-followers. We live in a world that is often hostile towards Christianity. Therefore, if we are to enhance our Christian witness with those around us and improve our chances of being heard, we should absolutely be concerned with the approach we take towards others and how we conduct our lives on the stage of this world.