The Man of God Speaks the Words of God

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
–  1 Peter 4:10-11

Note, Christian leader, that it is not your utterances that are the “special gift.”  Rather, it is the utterances of God.  You are but a steward of those utterances.  Be a faithful steward of His “special gifts.”

The saints of God need the utterances of God – that is, His word.  They cannot survive without it.  Be sure to give them His words when they are spiritual infants.  Once they’ve grown, they can feed themselves.  But for now, you must feed them lest they starve.

Do not let this be said about you:

The little ones ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.
–  Lamentations 4:4

Those who claim to speak in the name of the Lord must always be sure to speak His words and not their own.

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