Jesus has granted you influence for the benefit of God’s people.

Jesus has granted you influence for the benefit of God’s people.

“that He had exalted His kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.” (2Sam 5:12)

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all” (1Cor 12:7)

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping [katartismos] of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying [oikodome] of the body of Christ” (Eph 4:11-12)

“so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them” (Rom 12:5,6)

“Be of the same mind toward one another.” (Rom 12:16)

“distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.” (Rom 12:13)

“As each one has received a gift [charisma], minister [diakoneo] it to one another, as good stewards [oikonomos] of the manifold [poikilos] grace [charis] of God.” (1Pet 4:10)

“Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah” (Ps 68:19)

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Ps 103:2)

“What shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits toward me?” (Ps 116:12)

“Let each of you look out [skopeo] not only for his own interests [heautou], but also for the interests [ho] of others.” (Phil 2:4)

“in lowliness of mind let each esteem [hegeomai] others better [huperecho] than himself.” (Phil 2:3)

“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference [proegeomai] to one another” (Rom 12:10)

“Let each of us please [aresko] his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.” (Rom 15:2)

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good [agathoergeo], that they be rich in good works [kalos ergon], ready to give, willing to share” (1Tim 6:17-18)

“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matt 10:8)

“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2Tim 2:2)

Reading: 2Sam 3-5; Lk 8