Monday, December 15, 2014

Words of Comfort: Not gifted speaker

Don’t be concerned that you aren’t “gifted” as a speaker when it comes to reaching the lost. Moses “was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds,” yet God didn’t use him to deliver Israel until 40 years later. It took all that time of tending sheep to produce in him a meekness of character. We are told, “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way” (Psalm 25:9). The “wisdom” that Moses gained in Egypt was not wisdom from above. When he saw injustice, he took the law into his own hands and committed murder. God doesn’t need the wisdom of this world. He merely desires a pure, humble, peace-loving, compassionate soul to use as a mouthpiece for the gospel. He wants us to be a lighthouse of His love. The moment we receive the Spirit of Christ, we receive the gift of those virtues. We don’t need to tend sheep for 40 years when we have the character of the Good Shepherd manifesting through us.

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