It’s About the Message Not the Messenger
READ: 1 THESSALONIANS 2
Key Texts: 1 Thessalonians 2:4 and 2:13
(v4.) but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
(v13.) And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
(v.4) I’m not a pastor but I assume that it must be mighty difficult to get into a pulpit and preach to hundreds and sometimes thousands of people. People who may not share your same beliefs, may not be in the same are of their Christian Journey or may not be believers. So with thinking all of that and still having to give a word from God that will stay to true to HIS word and be appealing to the masses. My pastor has a saying “its tight when its right” whenever he says something that might hit a little close to home and it just might offend someone. But he never lets people dictate his message and I admire that. We are living to please God not man, and when we speak of HIM or about HIM it should always be to give him glory.
(v.13) Im sure you’ve heard one time or another someones using the argument “the bible was written by man, so it can’t be true”.I roll my eyes at how ridiculous that sounds, you can believe in the bible that retells history but you will believe any science book, news article,blog and wikipedia entry. But the people of Thessalonica heard Gods word and believed it. Not letting the messenger interfere with the message.
I must remember that whenever I’m teaching or witnessing that what I’m saying should not be a reflection of me but of God.
Help me Lord not to seek glory but to give it all to you. Amen
The Scripture: Youversion