Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:8-11)
Today we consider an important aspect of service, spiritual gifts. God does not ask us to do anything that He does not equip us for. The passage above powerfully addresses the issue of love as a primary motivation, but it also mentions the use of gifts we have received and the strength God provides. Please prayerfully read the passage and answer the questions below.
Today’s Question and Request for comments
- To what extent do you believe you are using your spiritual gifts for service?
- If you feel led, please share how you learned what your spiritual gifts are. (Note: This may really help others.)