The Apostle rebukes the vanity of ministers who delight to use the pulpit as a place to display their education and culture, but also the use of language that is far above the heads of the people to whom they are ministering. Charles H. Spurgeon said: "I am afraid that many of my ministerial brethren must imagine that when Scripture tells them to 'Feed my sheep,' it means 'Feed my giraffes,' for they put the food so high that people would have to be giraffes to reach it."
Always put the food down where the sheep can get it. It should be the ambition of the preacher of the Word to use language so simple and so plain that everybody can understand. A few months ago a lady brought to me a little boy about ten years of age, and she said, "I want my little grandson to meet you. I hope you won't be offended about what he said. I had been telling him about you and he wanted to hear you. He said to me, 'Why grandma, he is not a great preacher; I could understand every word he said.'" I replied, "Well, my dear madam, I consider that a great compliment."
I hope you will always pray that when I stand up to minster the Word, I may do it in such a way that the youngest child, as well as the oldest saint, may understand every word; because if we do not, we are just speaking in to the air.
Likewise, I ask my congregation to pray for me similarly.