{Romans 12:6-8, ESV}

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them:if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

The Declaration of Independence states that it is a self-evident truth that all people are created equal. From a scriptural perspective this is undoubtedly true in terms of God's love for all people and thus in terms of their inherent worth. But in every other respect nothing could be further from the truth. People are radically unequal in terms of the possibilities and potential inherent in every area of their life. Some have outstanding physical and mental capacities others lack. Some even have inherent spiritual aptitudes that others lack. People are not equal in terms of their natural endowments.

Gregory Boyd, Satan and the Problem of Evil, p. 194

 

Questions to Consider:

  • Why is it important for us to remember that we are equal in terms of God's love for us?
  • Why is it significant that we unequal in regards to talents and potential?
  • What is to be your response to the blessings God has given to you?
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