Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Modest Suggestion

This morning I'm considering the word modesty. Unless it's a matter of carnality, modesty should be embraced by people with modest gifts.

If God has gifted you - and you deny or decree the extent of the entitlement - you bear a false witness to the presence or the absence of the gift and judge the degree of God's bounty.

If you're gifted:

Be Grateful. You were chosen as the distributor.
Be Humble. You must remember it's not your gift.
Be Generous. Coveting is a sin in all instances.
Be Honest. It's not your gift. You didn't create the act. You can only recreate the creation.

Take your protective palms from your pride and pass His bounty.