19: Using Your Talents for God
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 25:14-28
Today is the birthday of Los Angeles Dodger ace, Clayton Kershaw.
Not only is Kershaw one of the best pitchers in the big leagues, he considers
the talent he has to be God-given, to be used for God’s glory. “It’s for His
glory,” Kershaw says, “to make people aware that it’s not something where I was
just lucky to be able to throw a baseball. He doesn’t want us to hide our
talents. He wants us to put them in the spotlight and glorify Him. That’s a
pretty cool thing” (STV, May 2011).
God has given to each of us a talent. Whatever that talent is, we
are to use it for God’s glory. The “talents” Jesus talked about in today’s
scripture referred to a certain weight of silver or gold rather than “talents”
in the English sense, but lesson still applies. When we use our talent for Him,
we are given more talents to use. However, when we neglect to use what God has
entrusted to us, we are cursed. None of us wants to be cursed. Let’s get busy
and use what God has given to use to glorify Him!
God gifted you talent-wise to serve Him?
you use your talent to glorify Him?
God for your talents and ask Him to help you to use it to glorify Him.
What a difference we could make for God every day when we use our
talents for His glory! Why not start or continue today?
Posted on Sat, March 19, 2016
by David Daly