Jo’s Devotions 06/23/14: Whose Mouthpiece Are You?

We are all spokespersons regardless of what we believe and who we believe in. To narrow it all down, we are either God’s mouthpiece or not. And don’t think because you are perhaps a Christian, you are God’s mouthpiece and that’s it. Sometimes, even Christians become spokespersons for the flesh. So we must beware of whose side we are on when we open our mouths to speak.

In the Bible, we know it was Peter who proclaimed Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16) but not long after that, when he rebuked Jesus for saying he was going to die, what happened? Jesus said, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men (Matthew 16:23). And this all happened in one chapter!

One would say, but there was nothing wrong with what Peter said, he was just being human, acting affectionately. And that is the tricky part-when out of a good heart and clear conscience, we say things out of line. So any time you are declaring something, take a minute to pause and think, are you glorifying God with your next words or are you demeaning His power and questioning His authority?

As Christians, we are ambassadors of God’s glory so our words should demonstrate that but we make contradictory statements, we get people confused of exactly where we stand. Do not say negative things about God, yourself and others. Even if everything else is failing around you, say it is well in Christ Jesus. Whose mouthpiece are you?


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