Monday, November 24 2008
Have you ever wondered where you fit in the body of Christ? I believe that everyone that has a true relationship with Jesus Christ should have a desire to be used of Him and therefore utilize their talents to further the gospel of Jesus Christ. This principle is illustrated in the parable found in Matthew 25:14 - 30 where Jesus taught concerning the three servants that received talents according to his ability. (I encourage you to read this parable).
This parable reveals that our production as a Christian and our willingness to use our talents is essential to our salvation. The two servants that doubled their talents were told...
... Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
The servant that failed that buried is talent became fully aware of the expectations of his master and his fate became apparent in Matthew 25:30...
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
We have the ability to find the will of God through prayer, but perhaps the most revealing scripture to our responsibilities as Christians is found in Acts 1:8...
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
We must further understand that we labor together and that no man is an island. We work shoulder to shoulder, lifting, helping and praying for each other for the Word states 1 Corinthians 3...
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.