TO THE BIBLE: 1 Peter 4:11
“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.”
People of the world may not necessarily agree with you on everything you tell them from God’s Word, since they have their principles for dealing with issues. Nevertheless, it’s your responsibility to show them God’s way of doing things. This is why when someone approaches you and asks for your advice, your response should be based on God’s Word.
The Bible says you’re the light of the world (Matthew 5: 14). In other words, you’re the source of light to those that are in the dark and have lost direction. This is why you ought to speak as “God’s oracle.” You should speak according to God’s Word, not your senses. Therefore, your heart must always be filled with the Word.
Jesus always had the right word for those that came around Him. You should be like Him today: reach out to your world and help people find peace in turmoil, strength in weakness, and joy in sadness. Give meaning to the lives of those around you.
Dear Father, thank you for making me a shining light, a healing balm, and a fountain of joy to this hurting world. Open my eyes to see opportunities, so I can spread your Word to my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
- When someone asks you for advice on what to do, don’t just blab, listen carefully and think, “What would the Lord have me say?”
- Share with them the scriptures that answer their questions and give direction to them.