Bible Text: Ephesians 4:6-9

RBT Passage: Luke 16-18

‘But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.’ – Ephesians 4:7, NIV

A minister was moved to request for the gift of working of miracles after seeing the great exploits of his colleagues who have the gift. All his efforts yielded no positive results. At last, God told him that He wouldn’t give him that gift because he has other gifts that his colleagues do not have.
In life, there can only be age mates; there can never be grace mates. The unity and oneness of believers are rooted in the sovereignty of God who made all things and has absolute authority over all of creation (v. 6). This unity is perfectly positioned in diversity and does not mean uniformity in God’s sharing formula. This is why Paul observed that even though our faith is unified under God who is the Father of all and who works in everyone (1Corinthians 8:6), He gives each person the gift of grace in the exact measure that is needed, depending on who we are and our assignments (v. 7).
The measure of the gifts of God in our lives is in accordance to our calling and the largeness of our capacity because God does not give little fights to big soldiers. Building your spiritual capacity today is very important for the multiplication of your gifts. You can achieve this by studying the Word of God and praying more in your secret place.

Insight: God does not give spiritual gifts for competition but for completeness.

Prayer: God, help me not to take Your grace upon my life for granted.

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