“Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” –1 Peter 4:11
In this final passage, Peter tells us how to use our gifts that God has so graciously given us. Peter writes that whoever speaks should do so using his words, and whoever serves should do so using the strength that he has given us. By doing this, our selflessness points others to our glorious God. These gifts are not our own and we are called to use his gifts to glorify him.
“Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long,” (Psalms 35:28). We are to use our tongues and our actions to praise God. Peter tells us that we do this in order to bring glory to God in all that we do. Our God is an awesome God, and we should strive to serve for him and spread love in his name in order to bring others to Christ and show others how amazing he truly is.
Since this is the last devotional, I’m going to give you a life-long call to action. Go and serve in the name of Christ. Shout his name from the mountains and the depths of the sea so that all can know and love him. Remember who Peter says we are. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy,” (1 Peter 2:9-10).