“If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 4:11)
While setting here meditating on the Word of God this morning, I began to think of the awesome responsibility that we, as Christian bloggers, have when we witness to the world about our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us that if we speak, let us speak as the oracles of God. What is the meaning to the “oracles of God”? Well, I did a little research into the meaning on how Peter was using the word “oracles of God”. Those who teach God’s truth to others should teach it in a reverent manner so that their hearers will respect the Word of God.
Those who teach God’s truth to others must use the ability which God supplies them: Not relying on their own strength, Christians should use the power God gives them to do His will on earth. How is God praised when we use our abilities? When we use them as He directs, to help others, they will see Jesus in us and praise Him for the help they have received.
Peter may have been thinking of Jesus’ words in the following scriptures when he was writing verse 11:
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. (Matthew 5:13)
Father, it is my prayer that I will always seek your wisdom when I witness to the lost world about your Son and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray that I will always be the light that shines and the salt of the earth when I witness to others about the Gospel. I pray this all in Jesus’ name. Amen.