Friday, June 30, 2006

Dispensers of Grace

Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Source: A Lamp For My Feet
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10

Each Christian is a dispenser. God has supplied each one with gifts He has
selected (He does not offer an array of options), with the good of all in mind.
When we imagine that these gifts are for our own mere satisfaction, we are
forgetting they are intended for service. All that I have is meant to contribute
to the needs of others, and what I need will be supplied through God's
dispensers. Thus He unifies and harmonizes the whole church, which is his body,
making each dispenser indispensable, for each dispenses a grace which is
peculiarly his.

"Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you, as
faithful dispensers of the magnificently varied grace of God" (l Pt 4:10 NEB).

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