June 8 Gifted To Serve

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1 Kings 3:4-4:34;  Acts 6:1-15;  Psalm 126:1-6;  Proverbs 16:26-27

Meet Solomon.  Son of David.  Lover of God.  Ruler of a vast nation.  Told by God in a dream-“Ask what shall I give you?” 1 Kings 3:5  Replied, “An understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil.” 3:9     The Lord declared, “Behold I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall ever come after you.” 3:12   Gifted to serve.

Meet Stephen.  A Gentile believer.  A lover of God.  A disciple of the Lord.  A man of good repute. “Full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom.”  Acts 6:5  And Stephen, full of grace and power was doing great wonders and signs among the people.”  Acts 6:8  Gifted to serve.

Meet___________________(your name).  Lover of God. Child of the Heavenly King.  Recipient of God’s grace.  Gifted wisdom.  “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given him.”  James 3:5  Gifted to serve.

Meet Jesus.  The “The Wisdom of God.”  James 1:30  The Gift who served.

Solomon.  Stephen.  You.  Me.

In Christ we have all wisdom.  In Christ we have everything we need to fulfill God’s calling to serve.

Lord God, grant us your wisdom this day to govern our hearts and minds; that all we say and do will please you.   May we have the mind of Christ to live wisely.  We thank and praise you that you freely give us “wisdom from above.”  That when we seem too weak, or too young, or too old, or too timid, or too overwhelmed your wisdom is enough.  You are enough!  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”  Revelation 5:12

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