Don't Be Preachy! (Psalms 71:8)

“Don’t be preachy!”

This phrase is meant to be a warning or admonition that, when speaking to both Christian believers and seekers, we should be mindful of our choice of words and the inflection of our voice. While there are certainly times when the Word of God must be spoken directly and forcefully, we don’t always need to force-feed the Gospel down the throat of our listening audience. We should always let our lives be a witness to the transforming power of the Gospel. But our words and speech can be used to convey the message of the Gospel without directly quoting the Bible.

Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day.
Psalms 71:8

God’s Word is spoken in many different languages and dialects. And it may also be communicated through ideas. When our speech is focused upon the good, the pure, the lovely, and the praiseworthy, the Gospel is being communicated. When God sends out His Word, it does not return void and always accomplishes His purposes.

Preach with your life and preach with your speech.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.