10 Minute Daily Retreat: October - Gift of Knowledge
“I the Lord search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
according to what their deeds deserve.”
The gift of knowledge is summed up beautifully in this passage. It is like an heirloom of jewelry sometimes given to European children – each receive a piece that is similar in its element and age but the jewelry itself is different depending on the child’s position in the family.
The youngest child might receive a bracelet. The middle child might receive a necklace. The eldest child might receive their mother’s wedding ring.
In the same way, the Lord gives us various capacity of knowledge according to where he born us in society. He expects us to use this gift to the best of our ability.
Overall, the gift of knowledge is the appreciation of the heirloom that God has given to us – not wishing for the wedding ring if we were given the bracelet but using the full value of the wedding ring if we have been entrusted with it.
Importantly, it is the willingness to spend the value the heirloom in deeds deserving of His reward.