God’s Mouthpiece

Brothers and Sisters, if we are truly saved in Christ and called to be disciples we are mouth pieces for God. Called to preach and draw others to repentance in Christ Jesus. When we speak to people about the Lord do we want them to listen to our words or do we want them to hear God? Are we taking the right approach about how God should be heard or do we let Him speak for Himself through us? Why do we need to try so hard to tell people about the Lord if he can be heard by those who listen and help others to listen? If we can not communicate with others about the Lord and what He has done in our lives then we are dictators, stuffing God down their throats any chance we get. Think about how some conversations get started and how people get interested in the word of the Lord. When we approach someone or they approach us and they ask us about our faith in Christ what do we do? Do we proceed to tell them what we want them to hear or do we Let the Holy Spirit flow and let God give the right answers to their questions without the scare tactics or attacks against their views? If our communication skills are wrong then shouldn’t we let God pick the speakers and let the Lord teach us to be better in Him, just like with Moses and Aaron? We are not worthy at times to preach what He wants us to say, but the love and the grace of the Lord helps us to be strong and with that comes the words of the Lord. Jesus walked with God speaking only what the Father directed Him to say. He listened and He did what was asked of Him down to the last day of Sacrifice on the Cross. Again I stress should we be walking in the likeness of the Lord and not in ourselves when it comes to communication? Or do we forever try to see what can make God look better through our words not his?
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. (ICor. 2:1-5)

5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
(Col 4:5-6)

But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: 2 that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; 3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.6 Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, 7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,  8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

9 Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.(Titus 2:1-15)

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1 Response to God’s Mouthpiece

  1. I love scripture [and this, inspired by God and in reference to the verses you quoted].

    I am reminded also of a verse: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek,” (Romans 1:16).

    And yes, brother, there is no better time to cling to the nail-scarred hand than when witnessing.

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