Do good, silence the foolish (1 Peter 2:15)

"For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people." - 1 Peter 2:15

When I read this I think about the world looking at Christians and thinking us foolish. Now, first of all, we definitely do foolish things. Often to our detriment and give ourselves a well deserved bad name. BUT, there are many of us who are doing what we can to bring glory to the Lord and it is still looked upon as foolishness.

This verse seems to be saying, if we are pursuing the will of God long enough then it will eventually be obvious to others that what we're doing really is good, wise, and right. Making them out to be the foolish ones.

What this doesn't mean is we should do good so they may look like fools. But rather, by doing good they will see that there is something behind what we do that motivates us to do right, that produces good fruit, that is worthy of worshiping.

I hope by the good I do it will "put to silence the ignorance of foolish people" and that silence will lead to repentance. Salvation. And a soul changed for eternity.