his very words and very strength

Yesterday I offered a biblical text to inform our work, so I thought today I’d repost another one. A theme this week? Maybe so…

If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. (I Pet. 4:11 NIV)

It’s not enough that we raise up college students to witness on campus… lead a small group… pastor a church… teach a Sunday school class. It’s not enough that we catalyze collegians to build houses… pay for clean water… run a non-profit… spend a life overseas.

If we haven’t raised them up to speak… if we haven’t raised them up to serve… only from God’s very own supply, in His way, how He Himself would have done it, in ways only explainable as God’s work…

then we haven’t let them fully glorify… fully become “faithful stewards of God’s grace” (v. 10). Right?

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