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25 Whereof [hos] I [ego] am made [ginomai] a minister, [diakonos] according to [kata] the dispensation [oikonomia] of God [theos]
which [ho] is given [didomi] to me [moi] for [eis] you, [humas] to fulfil[pleroo] the word [logos] of God; [theos]KJV-Interlinear
this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God
bestowed on me for your benefit, that I might fully carry out the preaching of
the word of God, NASB
to which Paul is referring, is the gentile component of society.Back in Romans, Paul stated that it was his
calling to bring the gospel to the gentiles.
This is something that
the Israelites were supposed to do throughout the centuries that they held
custody of the scriptures, however they attempted to keep them for themselves,
elevating themselves above all of the rest of humanity.
And of course history
has demonstrated how this was a big mistake.
But as far as you and I
are concerned, we all have a calling from God.Moses had his calling.David had
his calling.Mary and Joseph had their
callings.Adam and Eve had their
calling, and so on and so forth.
Every human being has a
calling of some type.God gave each one
of us life, but He did not give it to us arbitrarily.God has a plan for your life.
Perhaps you are to be
the source of finances. Perhaps you are
to be smart and invent something.Perhaps you are to be innovative and discover something.Perhaps you are to be a great parent and
raise children.Perhaps you are to be an
example for a neighbor.
Whatever your calling,
whatever your specialty, talent, ability, etc., God has a purpose for your
life.God does not place all of us on
the front pages.In fact ninty-nine-point-nine percent of humanity will never see celebrityship
in this world.Most will have only two
cents to contribute and that is what they do.
God does not need any
of us to accomplish His plan, however, God does allow us to participate, and
there is the honor of the spiritual life.You can be grateful and accept His offer, and advance in your spiritual
life to phenomenal blessings (also courtesy of God), or you can pass them by
and gain nothing.
The word for dispensation
here means stewardship, specialty, duty.And God gives every human being a gift, a
purpose, a role, something with which He can utilize, if they conform with His plan for their life.
God is not interested
in your magnificent accomplishments.After
all if you accomplish anything in this life, it is only because of Gods grace and arrangement of the details that allowed you
to accomplish them.Not because of any
uniqueness or effort on your part.
Boasting is arrogance,
and boasting is an attribute of one who is confused about reality and truth.After all, what have you really invented,
sustained, maintained, controlled, created, in life.Paul had to be hammered before he discovered
his role.Do you also have to be
hammered, before you discover your role or your responsibility?
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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