Today’s Scripture: To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. 1 Corinthians 9:22-23
In an article in USA Today, Rita Rubin wrote concerning the communication gap between physicians and patients. She quoted Barry Weiss, a professor of clinical and community medicine at the University of Arizona, talking about a time when he consulted with a colleague about a diabetic patient. The physician looked at the patient’s infected foot and determined it must be amputated. He said, “I don’t think we’re going to be able to deal with this with local treatments.”
The patient responded, “Does this mean I’m going to have to go to Los Angeles for treatment?”
In the article, Weiss reminds physicians that they need to speak so the patient can understand. The same warning could be given to all Christians. Unless we speak clearly to our unsaved friends and family members, they will never understand our faith. We can’t expect them to know Christian “lingo” and expressions that we understand. We have to share the life-changing gospel in a clear, understandable way to be effective.
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As believers, there is no greater joy or privilege than talking to others about our Savior.