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기독교서회
Daily Devotional
2019. 03
15
금요일
BUILDING TOGETHER
Exodus 31:1-11

The Lord said, “I have filled [Bezalel] with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills.” — Exodus 31:3 (NIV)

As the children finished lunch on our field trip, a few younger ones drifted over and started building with the large blocks. They worked together to build small walls and towers, then laughingly knocked them down. More kids joined in, and small groups of three or four put together larger structures. Soon all the kids were working side by side. As a team, they constructed an impressive fortress that would have been impossible to build had they not all worked together. I was impressed by their cooperation and how they naturally drew on one another’s strengths and creativity to reach their common goal.God has always equipped people to serve. When it was time to build the Tabernacle, God called on the people blessed with skills to create beautiful works of art. In the body of Christ, we are given spiritual gifts to serve, edify, and grow the church. God has blessed each of us with talents, skills, and creativity, to serve in the body of Christ. These skills coupled with our spiritual gifts serve to continue the church’s growth. Whether on our own or together, our common goal is to represent Jesus and to share the good news of salvation — all the while building up the body of Christ.

Prayer |

Dear God, help us to use our gifts and talents to honor you. Amen.

Thought for the Day |

God has a purpose for my gifts and abilities.

Prayer Focus |

THE WORLDWIDE BODY OF CHRIST

Writer |

Melinda VanRy