Romans 12:6 – “Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.” (NASB)
Building a house requires different men to do different jobs. We need carpenters, plumbers, electricians, drywall men, etc. Each man doing the job they were called to do. Today’s verse states that each of us has been given gifts, talents, and the ability to do certain things well. At the beginning of the verse, it says to exercise them. It’s doesn’t say “if it fits your schedule “or “if you have the time,” or “if it’s convenient.” It says each of us is to exercise them! On the job site, each man must do his own job or he will be fired, what if God decided that we weren’t doing the job we were called to do for Him? Would He fire us? I don’t think so, but are we willing to take that chance? Do the job God has called and given you to do all for His glory. The last words in the scripture are “with cheerfulness.” Something to think about when using our gifts!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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