It Ain’t Yours To Throw Away

God gave you something special.

2 Samuel 23:1-39

Reference: “These are the last words of David: “The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, the hero of Israel’s songs:” 2 Samuel‬ ‭23:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: There was a beautiful song played on a TV show I’ve been watching and after hearing it I knew that only hearing it once was not enough. So I bought it online and have been playing it over and over.

“What if you’re just a vessel,
And God gave you something special.
It ain’t yours to throw away.
It ain’t yours to throw away.
Every time you open up your mouth
Diamonds come rolling out.
It ain’t yours to throw away. “

It’s really made me think about the gifts God has given me. They are special and not to be handled lightly.

Application: David is one of the most well-known characters in the Bible. And outside Jesus himself, he’s one of the most gifted men in our scriptures.

He was so incredibly good at what he did that even the current king was jealous of him.

But one of the best things about David is that he used his gifts to honour God. Whether he was a lowly shepherd or the anointed king of Israel, David served his Lord.

It doesn’t matter what your gift is, it matters how you use it. God has given you something special. Don’t throw it away but look for ways to give God glory as you express your gifts.

Prayer: Lord, we are Your vessels. Fill us with Your wisdom, Your grace and Your character so we can fill others with Your love. Amen.

What gift has God given to you?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.