“According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the standard of faith;” Romans 12:6 (HCSB)
The first of these empowering gifts from God that Paul mentions is Prophecy. Now, for the longest time, I thought that prophecy meant telling the future – you know – like Jeanne Dixon, Edgar Casey, Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc. However, I have since learned that this word means the divinely inspired words that show the purpose of God. This could be like Isaiah predicting the crucifixion of Christ, but generally, it means the words divinely inspired that show us how to live. Paul says that some are given the gift of speaking the truth of God so that others know how to walk.
Notice, he says to use according to the standard of faith. What is this standard? It is the inspired Word of God. God will never lead you contrary to His Word – the Bible. We should seek to lead those we encounter to follow Christ. This is not a list of do’s and don’ts – it is finding Him in the Scripture and patterning our hearts, souls, and minds after Him.
As teachers, we are called at MCS to lead our students and their families to find Christ, walk in Christ, and grow in Christ. We can do this by sharing God’s Word continually with them. Today, ask God to gift you with an opportunity to share God’s Word with someone.
For Kingdom Education,