11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God (1 Peter 4).
Hmm … what kind of things does God utter? Righteous things, True things, Impending things, Admonishing things, Loving things, Edifying things, Lovely things—we could go on and on. But the emphasis here is not on the message of God itself, but on the messenger (“as one who is speaking”) and thus the way this messenger is supposed to speak.
A messenger of God speaks humbly, yet boldly; softly, yet confidently; sorrowfully, yet truthfully; culturally, yet Biblically. We are all called to carry the gospel message—the greatest utterance God has ever made: “1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). How amazing is it, that He has made us (even us!) His sons and daughters, in whom He now desires to speak. May we speak like His Son did.
Lord, help us This Day as Your sons and daughters to speak well—to speak even like Jesus did. Amen.