Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Every Good Work

I believe that God has uniquely gifted us to do specific things for Him here. My study of Scripture (and human gifting) reveals that people are able to do certain things better than others as a result of how God created them. Discovering what those abilities are and how to use them can be freeing, but sometimes Christians will use this is an excuse not to do something that all believers should be engaged in.

We can't claim that we aren't talented in praying and then neglect it. We can't claim to not be compassionate and therefore avoid the messiness of other people's lives. Professing that we don't have the gift of generosity is a weak excuse not to tithe. God tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 that His Word is powerful enough to equip us for every good work. There are no aspects of the Christian life that God isn't able to help us be prepared for. We get to operate within our strengths, but there are good works that God is calling all of His people to engage in. These are the things that set us apart and define our allegiance. When He is preparing us through His Word to accomplish them, we really don't have an excuse not to follow through.

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