Today while doing my daily reading , I came across two verses that caused me to think about the varieties of birds and our talents.
And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. Here are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God; and every willing craftsman will be with you for all manner of workmanship, for every kind of service; also the leaders and all the people will be completely at your command. (1 Chronicles 28:20-21 NKJV)
David was handing over the kingdom to Solomon, his son, who was young. David had wanted to build a temple for The LORD, but was told no, but that Solomon would be the one to build the temple.
David is explaining this to Solomon and the people of Israel. He was encouraging his son and also the people and reminding them of these promises from God:
- Be strong
- of good courage
- do it
- not fear
- nor be dismayed
- LORD God—my God—will be with you
- not leave you
- nor forsake you,
- until you have finished all the work
Then in the next verse (21) he explains the different division (variety) of work to be done:
- every willing craftsman
- for all manner of workmanship
- for every kind of service;
- also the leaders and all the people will be completely at your command.
Isn’t it amazing when we see all the variety in the birds the Lord Created? They are all birds, but they vary so much in height, width, color, beaks, feet, behavior, the way and place they build their nest, etc, etc.
How about us? We are all different and each have different talents and abilities. Our interest vary. Many of our readers are bloggers, yet each of us do it differently.
Birdwatchers vary in how they view the birds. Some like to view the birds through a camera, binoculars, just their eyes. Some make list of all kinds, some never bother. There really isn’t a right way or wrong way to watch birds, unless you are doing something harmful to the birds.
In the Christian realm, again, we are all different and there is so much variety in our talents and abilities, yet the Lord gave them to us.
Are we willing to use them?