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??/??/2020 ~ Skilled Servant


Darkness shines no color.
The deepest joy comes by how we help one another.

here are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 12:4

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:10


... by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1


So many qualities exemplify a soul of high quality. Determined qualities
of valuable humble honesty; tender and appreciative. Thoughtful caring
souls are not so apt to apply cunning arrogance stealing innocence.


... all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one
body in Christ, and individually members of one another. ~ Romans 12:4-5


Having then gifts differing according to the grace that
is given to us, let us use them: ... ~ Romans 12:6-7


And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-12


Everything in life has been purposed
    For the equipping    
    For the work
    For the edifying


... unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man,
to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; ... ~ Ephesians 4:13-14


Without knowing how can one be on task?
  The unity of the faith:
     ⮡  Knowledge of the Son of God
                 ⮡  Fullness of Christ

   Should no longer be children:
         Tossed with every wind of doctrine   
                 ⮡  Trickery of men
                       ⮡  Cunning craftiness
                             ⮡  Deceitful plotting


... according to the effective working by which every part does its share,
causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. ~ Eph. 4:15-16


Overall it is God accomplishing His plan to retrieve the greatest
number of souls without browbeating anyone into submission.
Choices in life are given to the freedom He bestows upon all of us.
Those who unite in building character, worthy of all they encounter,
is His will for the love He hopes all to share.


"... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:14-16


When people hide paranoia fills the void where honesty has evaporated.

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how
shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing ... ~ Matthew 5:13


Salt has presence when it is able to perform the work appropriate to the
task. If is inactive it lacks the quality to enhance what it interacts with.


Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to
make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? ~ Romans 9:21


... be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master,
prepared for every good work. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:20-21


Each honest heart understands there are unholy things in life.
To purge oneís environment of these either despicable objects or
filth producing products ensures a better quality of living decently.


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not
need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15


... Do not neglect the gift that is in you, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:13-16

Continuing in His word is what allows us to approach heaven
while still in the flesh. One must desire salvation to acquire it.


... all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn
babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow ... ~ 1st Peter 2:1-3


... solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by
reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
~ Hebrews 5:13-14


The old adage ďUse it or loose itĒ certainly applies when concerning Godís
word. It is a continual practice to improve that which aligns with His word.
Worthy is defined by our actions regarding His call to be in truth.


Hills give a higher view as we seek forth
God shares talents among the many for the whole
As stewards we have received gifts to be shared
Individualism is the staple call of Godís own image
Thus by Godís grace we were created to perform
Oneís gifts in life are to assist for the good of all
Speaking truth in love propels spiritual growth
All are called to shine forth in a working faith
Without presence of character we fade in isolation
Purging moral filth cleanses the spirit in His light
Truth allows one to stand in the light unashamed
Each has been given not to neglect using said gift
We should always have a desire to grow in His word
Spiritual maturityís key is knowledge with wisdom

Truth often is a razor that cuts honest hearts.

Darkness is a lonely journey best left alone.




 

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