My point in here is for preachers to be God-centered in their preaching. I just hope and pray that the pulpit would be filled with preachers who firmly believes that their main job is just to magnify God and bring back all the glory to Him through the exegesis of the Holy Scriptures.
Preachers are the mouthpiece of God. The only job of preachers is to explain the Scriptures and exhort based on the critical explanation of the Holy Scriptures. Their job is to magnify God through His word while obscuring their selves. Their job is to preach God and not their selves. Their job is to preach the whole counsel of God and to preach it alone. The slaves of Christ are solely interested to know their Master’s will. In addition, it’s the job of the Holy Spirit to enable the believers to apply the things that they’ve understood and not the preachers job. That’s why the exegesis of Scripture is of prime importance. Expository preaching is a must and not be treated as an alternative.
Failure to preach the word through exposition indicates that the preachers don’t trust the Word of God to pierce the hearts of the listeners and change them from the inside out. It means that they don’t hold fast the inspiration of the bible. It means that they trust their selves more than they trust what God wants to say in the bible. As is stated in 2 Timothy 3:16:
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
Their job is to please God by magnifying Him through His Holy Scriptures and not just preach things that people want to hear. This is done by means of the exegesis of the Scripture and exhort based on that exegesis. That is through expository preaching.Galatians 1:10 is really an encouraging verse in preaching the whole counsel of God.
“For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” – Galatians 1:10 NASB
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Soli Deo Gloria.