No calling is superior to another. Callings may be different from one another because scopes are different, but none is superior to another. In today’s passage we see that talent is given according to the ability in each person. It was the Giver that determined how much was allocated to each person; that was why those who profited with their talents received the same kind of commendation. The man that buried his talent was condemned and judged.
One of the lies the devil uses to deceive people into exchanging their callings is to make them feel that some other person’s calling is superior to theirs. They spend all their time aspiring to have the kind of calling the other person has. We are made different from each other and it is our calling and destiny that makes us unique from each other.
The colour of your skin, the place you were born or the status of your parents and the experiences you have had in life all contribute to the fulfilment of your destiny. If you are black, it means God needed a black vessel to fulfil the purpose He had for you; it qualifies you instead of making you feel inferior. I Corinthians 7:17 says “But as God hath distributed to every man…” It is not men that distribute to men, “but as God hath distributed to every man, the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.” Verse 20 says, “Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.”
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for including me in your distribution. I ask for patience and endurance to abide by my calling in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Kings 1:1-2:25, Acts 13:42-14:7, Psalm 139:1-24, Proverbs 17:19-21