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Emanna for 08/08/2020

Using Our Talent to Care for Others

Bible Verses

Matt 25:24 Then he who had received the one talent also came and said... (25) And I was afraid and went off and hid your talent in the earth; behold, you have what is yours. (26) And his master answered and said to him, Evil and slothful slave...

Words of Ministry

None of us can say that the Lord has given us nothing. At least we have one talent. What the Lord has given you contains the producing element. Wherever you go with your talent, it will be productive. This productiveness, however, depends upon your practice, your exercise of the talent. If you use the talent, it will produce. But if you hide it, it will not produce anything. Some claim to have no time to visit the saints, but they have a great deal of time to gossip. If you look to the Lord for His mercy and grace to stop your gossiping, much time will be saved, and you will be able to use this time to care for the saints. In the Lord's recovery every brother and sister must bear the burden to take care of others, especially the young ones and the new ones. After the meeting, many are accustomed to visit only with certain ones. Instead of doing this, they should take this opportunity to contact the new ones, the young ones, and even some backsliding ones for whom they have been praying. If we all did this, all the young ones and weak ones would be taken care of. Although you may be very busy, you can still take care of someone if you have the heart to do so and are willing to exercise your talent. By spending even ten minutes with someone, we can render him a great deal of edification. After someone has been built up in this way, he will feel warmed and know that he has been cared for. Then he will desire to receive more help. If we all practice this, no one will be neglected.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 767-768. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/7/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.