Trust God, Not Yourself, to Reveal His Truth to Others

[Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah!  For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.”

– Matthew 16:15-17

When we tell people about the great news of the gospel, we can’t convince them through clever arguments, reasoned debate, or wise words.  Though we are to provide a defense for our hope (1 Pt. 3:15), at the end of the day, we have to trust that God’s Spirit, not our evangelistic strategies, causes a person to confess Christ as the Son of the living God.