Each of us are different. Different height, different weight, different hair types, different colour skin, different personalities, different gifting. How awesome is that! It makes for a colourful world, lively and of course, not boring. God is good. In verse 10 of 1 Peter 4, it talks about the varied gifts of God.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” The word ‘varied’ means incorporating a number of different types of elements, according to google. That, i believe is a perfect definition of who we are, an incorporation of a number of different types of elements. Until we can understand what that means and what our purpose constitutes, this world will constantly be in chaos. The grace or gift that God has given us has only one purpose, and that is in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (v.11).
In my exhortations, i do my best so as not to write my own interpretation of the Word. In many cases i use the exact same versus to bring across what God i saying to me and by extension, you who are reading this. The last thing i want is to be misleading in any way. As such, i ensure that God gets to be glorified, because to Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen (v.11).
As sons and daughters of the living God, we each have a gift. God has given us a grace whereby we are capable to use it for His honor and glory. Do not be like the one steward who, like all of us, was given that talent and decided to hide it under the pillow until the master returns. We all know what the outcome of that was. And i for one, don’t want to be cast out into eternal damnation. We have a responsibility to one another. Verse 8 tells us to love one another earnestly because love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling (v.9).
God loves you. Very much. Verse 7 reads, “the end of all things is at hand; therefore be self controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.” Mat 26:41 “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Luke 21:36 “But sty awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
We are human, we are flesh, but with God and like God, it is possible to live in the Spirit the way God does. That is why the gospel is preached to us.
How is your walk with the Lord today?