Read Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional for today June 8 2023: Uniquely Made.
SCRIPTURE: But one and the same Spirit works all these [spiritual gifts], distributing to each one individually as He wills. . . . But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.-1 Corinthians 12:11, 18.
Identical twins share many of the same physical traits: hair and eye color, height, facial characteristics, and others. Research suggests that 25 percent of identical twins can be said to be mirror images of one another except in one specific area: Identical twins have different fingerprints.
That fact confirms the biblical testimony that we were knit together in our mother’s womb, that we were “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13-14, NIV). We are not only made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27), but we are also uniquely made in God’s image. We are all different, unique, and special in God’s sight. The apostle Paul extends the idea of uniqueness by saying that God gives each Christian spiritual gifts “individually as He wills” and puts us in the Body of Christ “as He please[s].” When we compare who we are with others, we stand on the precipice of succumbing to envy, pride, or jealousy (2 Corinthians 10:12).
Cultivate contentment as you seek God’s will for your life. Look for every opportunity to serve God and others as only you can.
God gives gifts where He gives a calling.
Credit : Turning Point Ministries