God’s Seven Special Gift To All Mankind
Filed Under: Lifestyle, Opinion | Posted: 11/15/2012 at 8:17AM
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This is the first gift given to man, and as we all know knowledge can be either for good or for evil. This was made evident to us as Christians, in Genesis the book of "Creation" the first book of the Holy Bible. God places the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" in the Garden of Eden.
This is the second of Our Father’s gifts to us. We could have all of the knowledge of the universe stored up within us, but if we know not how to use it and use it wisely for our benefit as well as the benefit of others, what good at all is all that knowledge. Wisdom helps to combine the knowledge and the understanding of that knowledge and how it should be applied to derive the very best results.
This is the third gift given. Without understanding, the knowledge imparted is useless for we lack the wherewithall to put the knowledge given to good use to serve our needs and to please God in the process.
The fourth gift is extremely important, for with fortitude from God we are given the strength we require morally, spiritually, mentally, as well as physically to use the knowledge in order to perform many different task throughout our lives asked us by God whether it be hard labor, or teaching others, or going off to war, maybe it’s being a heart surgeon or a cancer specialist, whatever task God asks of us, God has provided the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, and now provides the fortitude to carry it out to a satisfactory completion that which He asks of us as we apply our gifts. Strength, tenacity, dedication, determination, these are all a part of "Fortitude" as well as others.
This is the fifth gift, Meaning Devotion we must devote our time and our energy and our knowledge toward our betterment and whenever possible toward the betterment of our fellow man to serve with devotion to whatever calling God has called us to. If one is given the knowledge and skills of a heart surgeon, one does not spend their life fishing or farming, but applies thos skills to help others and devotes their knowledge and skills to that end.
FEAR OF GOD:
is the sixth gift. It makes sense that since God is the giver of our gifts, if we serve to abuse these gifts and use them to harm others God could withdraw them from us and why not since he is the giver, and they are meant for goodness to bring glory to God. Yes we fear God’s ability to withdraw our gifts if we misuse them and we should also fear displeasing God by refusing to listen, or refusing His help when God feels it necessary to intervene.
This is the seventh of the seven gifts. If we fail to ask God’s Holy counsel before we apply any of the gifts to our lives, or to benefit others, and we are wrong, naturally there will be consequences to pay for the misusage of them. This is why it is always best to check with our Father to ensure that it is within His will that we do whatever we plan to do, and remember that sometimes His answer could be a big "NO".