Using our Gifts for Service
First Peter 4:10 is one of the Bible’s most challenging and motivating verses: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” The verse outlines three truths. First of all, each one of us has received at least one gift. Second, we are to serve others. Finally, we are to be stewards in administering God’s grace, which has been entrusted to us.
God is watching, and He sees what we do with our talents in service to others. We will be held accountable. Romans 14:12 admonishes, “So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.” God gives us the responsibility and duty to help those in need. We are not to squander or hide our talents (Matthew 25:14-30) but to use them as God intended in service to others.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, just as You came not to be served but to serve (Matthew20:28), help me to be a person who serves others. Grant me a loving and caring heart. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.
Blessings on your journey as a steward!