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Utilize Your Gift

1Tim 4:14  Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.

Paul mentions a similar thing in 2Tim 1:5-7 "I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

What I suspect he means is that a ministerial gift was conferred upon Timothy when Paul had called and authorized him - in the symbolism of the laying on of hands - to the particular ministry he was now involved in. Paul is encouraging him to nurture and apply his spiritual gift in that role.

Is there a spiritual gift you have which you are neglecting to apply?

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Last Update: Mar 12, 2019