The people of the tribe of Asher (out of the twelve tribes of Israel) received a special honor in the Bible for utilizing their personal abilities to serve God. Men of Asher were applauded for their exceptional capabilities and contributions. The Bible reported about them, “All these were the children of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, chief leaders. And they were recorded by genealogies among the army fit for battle; their number was twenty-six thousand” (1 Chronicles 7:40).
God has invested some special abilities in every believer’s life; we all have the mandate to make the best of those resources to benefit God’s kingdom. Any Christian who invests his or her resources to benefit God’s kingdom will prosper in this life and in heaven also.
Every Christian must understand that he or she has the mandate to benefit the kingdom of God. No one should allow Satan to manipulate him or her to inappropriately use a skill to populate the hell!
No Christian should claim that he or she does not have anything to contribute to the kingdom of God. We all have something to contribute that can bless others and also benefit God’s kingdom. It is up to each believer to evaluate how his (or her) skill set and determine how it can be adapted for God’s use.
Everyone has something to contribute to the kingdom of God. An effort can be made by engaging in a personal evangelism, song, drama, charity, prayer, and/or others. That is, a Christian who has a beautiful voice should sing to honor God. An orator should speak to others about Christ. A prayer warrior should intercede for the success of gospel ministries. A computer literate should spread the gospel on social media. The list of the tasks that any believer can perform to benefit the kingdom of God goes on and on.
Christians of all ages must make God happy with our talents. The Creator will be proud to bless us as we utilize our skills to benefit his kingdom.
Dear God, please enable me with grace and strength to invest my unique ability to prosper your kingdom. Help me to use my resources to glorify your name so that you can be proud to bless me in return. As I make an effort to honor you, please bless me and turn my life to an embodiment of testimony to the glory of your name. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] & others. Learn more about the author at www.BibleLifeLesson.com View all posts by James Taiwo