A gift received is a gift given. Whatever God has given you as a talent or a special characteristic, you must give to others.
Too many stars and intelligentsia use their talents for themselves. They believe themselves entitled to superior treatment. They fail to recognize that their beauty, voice or ability comes from God. God didn’t give you that gift because He has favorites — not to use it just for your own benefit.
If you are in the church, you must understand that God’s giftings come from God and are owed back to Him. I’m mystified by Christian servants who charge fellow servants for the use of their giftings. We are governed by capitalism more than the Bible. If we hold back on our service to the church, we are not being faithful to God.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in various forms — 1 Peter 4:10.
Yes! Amen!! We are given every good endowment and every spiritual gift coming down from the Father of lights without variation or shadow of change to be a part of the Body of Christ and give: the eyes give what they see, the mouths give his word, the hands let Jesus heal and deliver through them, the beautiful feet equipped with the gospel preach, the hearts uplift, encourage, have compassion and feel the pain of others to intercede for them, the ears hear his word and share what they are given, etc., even the lesser parts of the body are held in the highest esteem, someone even has to be the *!*!#%!* if we are a whole body! God bless you and Merry Christ Day!!!! When we all find the passion in our hearts and share what Christ Jesus has freely given to all, as one Spirit in the bond of peace we will see a new heaven on earth and we will eventually see a new earth where righteousness dwells!!!!!!!!
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