Do what you can, and nothing less

Each day a different opportunityEach person ought to do what he can, but nothing less than this. Each moment calls forth a different talent, and he who has today the main role, tomorrow will provide support. One day for the preacher, another for the bricklayer, to adapt an old Brazilian saying.

Then the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son of Iddo prophesied concerning the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel who was over them. Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak began to rebuild the temple of God in Jerusalem. The prophets of God were with them, supporting them.
Ezra 5:1-2 NET

The prophets prophesied one moment, and another helped to rebuild the temple. We don’t know how they helped. Do you suppose they laid bricks, or used their gifts of the word to encourage others? However they may have helped, they did what they could so that the work progressed as quickly as possible. They didn’t rest in the shade after their prophecy was done.

There is a place for all gifts, at all times. There is something we all can do, every day.

God of Israel, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, make me useful in your kingdom every day of my life on earth.

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