Monthly Archives: April 2012

Develop Your Vocabulary

Among the strategies to win at Scrabble (R)  are to know the two letter words, some “z” words, and “q” words.  This requires time with a dictionary memorizing combinations of letters that apart from the game have little use in everyday conversation.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  II Timothy 3:15 (KJV)

That same strategy is required of the believer who would be a servant of God.  The term translated “study” in the KJV is translated elsewhere as “diligence”, “labor” and “endeavoring”.  There is a sense of urgency (speed), work, and tenacity (not giving up quickly) in this beautiful word.

The goal of spending time in the Word of God is to equip ourselves to serve God effectively.  What skilled workman arrives at a… Continue reading

A Pointless Tile Of Great Value

One of my favorite scrabble tiles is the blank. It has no point value but it can be used in the place of any letter that I need to make a word. It is sad that so many Christians fail to see their true value. Like the blank tile, it is only when we allow the Lord to use us that we learn our true worth.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31

Play The Tiles You Are Given

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  1 Peter 4:10 (NASB)

In Scrabble® and games based on the same principle you are given a certain number of letters to form words of varying value.  You may interact with tiles already in play but otherwise are limited to what you have been given.  One of the four lists of “Spiritual Gifts” follows the above verse.  All believers have at least one gift.  We are responsible to get the most value out of the gift that we have.  Look at what you have been given and “play your tiles” well.    SBS