1 Chronicles 23:1-25:31
1 Chronicles 23:4-5, "Then David said, ‘From all the Levites, 24,000 will supervise the work at the Temple of the Lord. Another 6,000 will serve as officials and judges. Another 4,000 will work as gatekeepers, and 4,000 will praise the Lord with the musical instruments I have made.'"
Have you ever thought to yourself, "How can I use the gifts God has given me?" Or maybe you've wondered, "What gifts do I even have?" It's easy to immediately jump into the comparison game when it comes to our abilities and talents. But whether it's singing on stage, helping behind the scenes, welcoming people, or volunteering with children, we've all been purposed to fulfill unique roles within the church.
In today's reading, there are a lot of interesting, difficult names to read. Although you probably can't even recall a single one of them, take a moment to consider the specific roles David instructed them to fulfill. What can we glean from this chapter? God had unique roles for each individual person.
Although it was written thousands of years ago, and our style of worship looks different today, the message still rings true: YOU have been blessed to be a blessing to others, with unique talents to serve within the local church. So, right now, take a moment to write down some of those gifts and abilities that can be leveraged for God's glory. Those talents are meant to be used!
Remember, God never intended for you to keep such talents to yourself or waste time comparing them with others. Be bold and make God smile as you put them to use, bringing honor to His name!
God, Thank You for the specific gifts and abilities You have given me. Help me not to compare them with others, but to use them to bring You praise inside and outside Your House! Amen.