Money, Time, and Talents

Read

1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 12 (NLT)
4There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. 5There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. 6God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 

12The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.

Reflect

Most of this week’s devos talked about money. The money we have is a gift from God, but we can get into spiritual trouble with it if we become greedy or fail to recognize God as the source of it.

God wants us to use our blessings to be a blessing to others. That could mean anything from putting a portion of our allowance into the offering plate at church to buying something for the annual food drive.

Money is not the only way we have been blessed. We have also been given time and talents. (Many of us have more time than money!) What can we do with time and talent?

Respond

How can you use your spare time to serve somebody else? How might change your schedule to free up more time to do this? What talents do you have? How can you use these talents to demonstrate the love of Christ?

Relate

If today’s devotion spoke to you in a particular way and you feel led to share your thoughts with others, please do so.