The ‘I AM’ Identity Series Pt 7: Natural Born Gifts, Talents, & Abilities
And with all my strength (by my natural Abilities) (Dan. 1:4; Matt. 25:15; 1 Pet. 4:11).
Apostle Ricardo Butler
The Scriptures say,
“Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ABILITY [Heb: ‘Vigor force, in a good or a bad sense or capacity, means, produce”–ability, able, force, fruits, might, power, powerful, strength, substance, wealth’] in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.” (Daniel 1:4).
“And unto one he [Jesus] gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several [own] ABILITY [Gk: ‘Force; miraculous power (usually a miracle itself):–ability, abundance, meaning, might, mightily, mighty, mighty deed, (worker of) miracle, worker of miracles, power, strength, violence, might (wonderful) work’]; and straightway [immediately] took his journey.” (Matthew 25:15).
“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ABILITY [Gk: ‘Forcefulness:–ability, might, mightily, power, strength’] which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (1st Peter 4:11).
The dictionary defines “ability” as, “The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something; a skill, talent, or capacity.”
The dictionary defines “skill” as, “Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience; a developed talent or ability; an art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body.”
The dictionary defines “talent” as, “A marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment; natural endowment or ability of a superior quality.”