Today we look at the Lord our maker – עָשָׂה ‘asah. Some call Him Yahweh Hoseenu. It is He who has made us and not we ourselves. Whatever we may be, wherever we find ourselves in this life – He has done it. First, He formed us in the womb – we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Then He made us whatever we are. I have known people with gifts (like teaching) who exhibited those giftings even before they were believers. Some taught school long before they became Christians. After they were converted, the gift continued and even increased, many times branching out into teaching the Word. Many people never know what they were created for – even becoming world leaders because of the gifts placed in them by God.
What has God created you to do/be. How has He gifted you? He has created us all to be servants – to Him and to others. Paul’s use of the physical body to show how spiritual gifts word for the benefit of all is outstanding. Perhaps you have observed, or been involved in a Martha/Mary type conflict. Martha, an example of the serving motive, and Mary, an example of a teaching motive. The one with the serving motive says of the one with the teaching motive;
They are so heavenly minded, they are no earthly good; while the one with the teaching motive says of the one with the serving motive; ‘they are so earthly minded, they are no heavenly good.’ The fact is, they were created and gifted to complement each other. The server serves, tending to temporary things (coffee, donuts, squeaky hinges) so the one with the teaching motive is freed up to study the Word and teach.
We all have been created with differing gifts to benefit the entire body. Recognize that we are not in conflict with each other, we are meant to complement each other, build one another up, consider each other more worthy than ourselves. But God is worthy of all the praise, all the honor, all the glory. Praise His holy Name. Baruch HaShem.
Blessings, Pastor Bill
Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim