Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Sunday, October 4, 2020

Theme: MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY.

Text: “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” – 1 Peter 4:10.

Comment: The text of today focuses on the gift we individually received from God, being resources to be used to serve others as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. It is a fact that we are gifted differently. This means that others should or would benefit from our resources or talents, bearing in mind that we are just stewards by the grace of God.

In the Church, some are good speakers and can discourse the word of God fluently, some are seasoned administrators, some are good singers, some are good at instruments, some have the gift of counselling, and so on. (1 Corinthians 12) These gifts make us unique in one way or the other. “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another”, declared St. Paul. He went on: “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.” – Romans 12:4-8.