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Week 24

September 18th, 2017
 
A Gift to Give
Deuteronomy 33:1-29
 
Read
Moses said this about the tribe of Judah:

“O LORD, hear the cry of Judah and bring them together as a people. Give them strength to defend their cause; help them against their enemies!”

Moses said this about the tribe of Benjamin:

“The people of Benjamin are loved by the LORD and live in safety beside him. He surrounds them continuously and preserves them from every harm.” (Deuteronomy 33:7, 12)
 
Reflect
Note the difference in blessings God gave each tribe. To Gad he gave the best land. To Judah he gave strength. To Benjamin he gave safety. To Joseph he gave abundant crops.

Too often we see someone with a particular blessing and wonder why God blessed them so much. However, these gifts are not meant to glorify those who receive them. The gifts are meant to empower them to provide for the needs of others. Gifts are meant for service, not glory.
 
Respond
What are the gifts God has given you? How can you use them to serve and bless others? Take a moment to thank God for giving you these gifts and ask him for eyes to see those who need your help.
 
 
 
 
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