Study the story of Lazarus (John 11:38-44) and determine how it applies to the instruction Paul gives Timothy (2 Tim. 2:21-26).
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11)
ORACLE – logion, a diminutive of logos, “a word, narrative, statement,” denotes a divine response or utterance, an oracle”; it is used of (a) the contents of the Mosaic Law, (Acts 7:38); (b) all the written utterances of God through OT writers, (Rom. 3:2); (c) the substance of Christian doctrine, (Heb. 5:12); (d) the utterances of God through Christian teachers, (1 Pet. 4:11). Divine “oracles” were given by means of the breastplate of the high priest, in connection with the service of the tabernacle, and the Sept. uses the associated word logeion in Exodus 28:15, to describe the breastplate. (Vine’s Expository Dictionary)