Enjoying Others’ Gifts


Seeing the Good in Others

Key Bible Verse: Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. (Romans 12:10)

Dig Deeper: Romans 12:3-13

Everyone has strengths, and these strengths are good. The can be used selfishly, but they are also gifts from God that are expressed in the way we serve one another. The church is an ideal venue to see the talents and gifts of others, because most gifts emerge in the context of serving people.

You can probably identify your friends’ gifts rather quickly, including strengths in organization, administration, music, teaching, parenting, math, reading, mechanics, aesthetics and decorating, planning, computer technology, electronics, construction, empathy, and athletics.

All of us can see the good in our friends. Scripture, however, authorizes us to see the good and enjoy it in all people, even when most of us are not always so good. Just keep looking. You will see something good. This will encourage others, increase our affection for them, and make it much easier to talk about things that are hard.

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