Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? (Benjamin Franklin)

Does anyone remember sundials? If there are any today, they are probably only for ornamental use in a flower garden. They’re of little value when everyone has a watch or a Smartphone. Of course, they were only good in daylight with the sun shining. Franklin’s analogy is challenging. Your God-given abilities are not for you alone; they are to be used for the good of others.

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. (1 Peter 4:10)