QTVOTD: Love and service, to glorify God.

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.  Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 4:8-11 ->me:  This is the second time that Peter has instructed us to ‘love one another’…an earnestly.  Where there is an abundance of love in a fellowship of Christians, many small offences are readily overlooked and forgotten. But where love is lacking, every word is viewed with suspicion, every action leads to misunderstanding, and there are many conflicts…this is what satan wants…a lack of love.  Gifts and talents are given by God alone; part of His common and varied grace.  I need to take what the Lord has bestowed on me in abilities and work to find every way I can use them to lift up those around me.  We I am following Jesus, in fellowship with Him, I can not go wrong in taking every opportunity to serve with the mindset that it is through God that I have the ability to love on others through His strength…and when I do these things, give every glory, praise and blessing to Him alone.

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