A Few Bible Thoughts For Your Day
Posted by: Eddie Ingram
Date: Mar 15 2017 3:38 PM
I hope your week is off to a great start. Stay warm! Come see us for Bible class tonight at 7!
For now, here are a few thoughts.
Using What We Have
All of us know people who have an exalted concept of their own importance. They greatly overestimate their abilities. They become arrogant and puffed up. We actually feel sorry for them and wish that we could in some way help them become a little more humble. The Bible warns that a man ought “not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think” (Rom. 12:3).
But, there is perhaps even a greater danger for some to think less of themselves than they should and to underestimate their abilities. It is rather difficult for most of us to truly believe that God has given us the ability to do what He wants us to do.
It is always easy for most of us to overlook the abundance of opportunities which come to us every day while we keep waiting for the opportunity to do the spectacular, the extraordinary. Why should we expect God to open up for us great opportunities until and unless we begin doing something about the many opportunities already around us? Jesus said, “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much” (Luke 16:10).
It is not always those with the greatest natural ability who make the greatest success in ordinary life or in service to God. Generally, success is determined, not so much by how much we have, but rather, by how well we use what we have.
There is no virtue in possessing great ability and intellect. There is no disgrace in possessing limited ability and intellect. We are going to be judged by the way we use what we do have.
May each of us learn to use what we have in helping build up the Lord’s church. Let’s not waste time feeling sorrow for ourselves because of what we don’t have. May each of us learn to let our own light shine “… you in your small corner and I in mine”.
Have a great rest of the week. Come see us sometime, we'd love to have you!!
Enon Church of Christ
1366 Enon Rd.
Webb, AL 36376