I'm not going to gather up all that shows that to be so, but we know that it is so.
Silver speaks to us of redemption; so that the trumpets are the means of proclaiming redemption... making known the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
But it also says that no one can be a trumpet that is not redeemed;
Trumpets are silver, they are the embodiment of that spiritual truth: redemption.
And only redeemed people can speak for God.
Only redeemed people can convey God's message.
Only redeemed people can voice the mind of God.
That, of course, is very elementary, but it's not universally recognized or acknowledged.
Before we can speak or proclaim the message of redemption, we have got to know redemption in the very constitution of our being.
We've got to be redemption in life, in experience. We have got to be silver.
~T. Austin Sparks~