Proverbs 18:13-16 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
“Coming through, make way, step aside, let them through… they have a gift.” This was probably not your greeting at the last Christmas, or Birthday party to which you brought a gift. There are only a few reasons where this might be the greeting.
• If the gift was so large it took more than one person to carry it you may hear this greeting.
• If the gift you were carrying was of such great value this might be the words people would hear.
• If the gift is fragile and the least little touch, or dropping it would cause horrible damage this might be introduction.
However, for the child of God the gift spoken of in today’s verse is not often looked upon as this type of gift. This is a gift given to you personally by God. You are specially prepared by God for a specific purpose in this life. God has gifted you to carry out a ministry He desires of you and designed for you.
If you really think about though, this special gift from God also has all the above qualities. This gift is too large for you to handle. Therefore, God said He would never leave you nor forsake you. It is of such great value that He has placed the Holy Spirit in you as a guard, or as the book of Ephesians calls Him, a seal. In addition, you and your gift are of such value that Jesus, the Son of God Himself came down from Heaven, to a sinful world, to pay the price of it.
“Coming through, make way, step aside, let them through… they have a gift.” This gift brings great joy and satisfaction. When used to glorify God, it brings joy to the recipient of the gift, to you as the giver, and to God who created the gift as well.
Ask God today to help you recognize the area of life in which He has gifted you. If you know your gift, ask Him to help you discover where and how to use it best for Him in the body of Christ. You will find such joy in doing what you were created to do. There is joy in serving Jesus.
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Isaiah 27 – 31 / Proverbs 18:13-16
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Job 32-34 / Acts 24
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