IT IS NOT ABOUT SPEAKING GOOD GRAMMAR, BUT SPEAKING GOSPEL TRUTH
In the days of John Wesley, lay preachers with limited education would sometimes conduct the church service. One man used Luke 19:21 as his text, “Lord, I feared thee, because thou art an austere man.” KJV. Not knowing the word austere, he thought the text spoke of “an oyster man.” He explained how a diver must grope in dark, freezing water to retrieve oysters, in his attempt; he cuts his hands on the sharp edges of the shells. After he obtains oyster, he rises to the surface, clutching it “in his torn and bleeding hands.” The preacher added, “Christ descended from the glory of heaven into…..sinful human society in order to retrieve humans and bring them back up with Him to the glory of heaven. His torn and bleeding hands are a sign of the value He has placed on the object of His quest.”
Afterward, 12 men received Christ. Later that night someone came to Wesley to complain about unschooled preachers who were too ignorant even to know the meaning of the texts they were preaching on. The Oxford-educated Wesley simply said, “Never mind, the Lord gets a dozen oysters tonight.”
If we want to experience the move of God and His glory in our lives or in our ministries, we must totally depend on God for His will, not our ways, we must let God use our inadequacies and that of others for His glory. God does not choose by physical outward look, but by His own divine calling. We cannot experience revival in our lives, families, ministries, career, or business until we revert back to the standard of God and His wisdom.
1 Corinthians 1:26, 27, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.