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Monday; July 2

Have you ever read something and assumed that you knew what it meant only to go back and look at it from a different perspective and come up with a new appreciation for it?Let me give you an example.Throughout most of my Christian walk I have been very familiar with the Peter’s admonition, “... but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence ...”.(I Peter 3:15)To me, it made logical sense to be able (and prepared) to defend my Christian doctrine.Yet, is that what this passage is all about?Sure, we should be able to defend the precepts of our faith, but what about being able to justify our “hope”?As I pondered this it lead me to a couple of different thoughts: 1).Do we have hope in us?We live in a world that wrestles with hopelessness.They are inundated with questions such as “Will this world ever make sense?” or “Is there any hope that things will …