There’s a scripture that’s been circling in my head lately. I can’t seem to get away from it because I see it’s implications almost every time I turn around.

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. – 1 Peter 2:15-16

Too many times we want to silence opposition by winning an argument. We want to prove why we’re right as Christians and they’re wrong. The truth is, once the argument has begun, we’ve already lost.

Jesus said that others would know that we are His disciples by our love (John 13:35), not by our ability to win an argument. Sadly, the urge to win has more to do with our self-righteous desire to be right than furthering the cause of Christ into a dying world. Jesus wants us to share His love with others to save those that are lost. That is the arena we should be fighting in.