Today’s passage is 2 Chronicles 6:12-21. Let’s go!
2 Chronicles 6:12-13 (NIV)
12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.
13 Now he had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had placed it in the center of the outer court. He stood on the platform and then knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
On verses 12-13: Here Solomon has a platform on which he stands and speaks to the people of Israel. Similarly, if you have trusted Jesus as your Saviour, God has given you a platform on which you can stand and influence others. A big part of that platform is the set of spiritual gifts God has given you. For a list of many of the spiritual gifts God makes available to His children, see Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 28-31; and Ephesians 4:11-13. What spiritual gifts has God given to you? Be sure to discover, practice, develop and use your spiritual gifts with love, humility, and in unity with your church so that others can be brought near to God and so that God’s kingdom can expand on earth. As 1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”