Our scripture today is 1 Corinthians 2:1-5.
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
When we talk to people about God’s power and love, we need to make sure we aren’t lifting ourselves up as well. Like Paul’s example, we must humble ourselves and exhalt our Creator, not claiming any skill or gift of our own. Testifying about our connection to Him with humility and love shows others the way to connect with God as well.
God wants us to go to all the world to share the Good News but we need to follow the example Jesus gave us. He was special, the only begotten Son of God, but He never claimed privilege because of it. If Christ Himself shared this way, we have no claim to present ourselves as anything special.
Sharing God’s love and what He has done for us should be something we do naturally, without a lot of pomp and circumstance. Others need to know that it’s not what we do but what He does that is important. Witnessing about our faith in God is essential and doing it as Jesus taught us is the only way to do it right.
Gracious God, we are grateful for all Your gifts to us. Help us to use them wisely to bring the joy of Your love to all people. Amen.