What is the greatest gift that I can give?
No matter what gift I want to give or who I want to give it to, I can not give anything that I do not have.
Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. But if all I have is a fish all I can give is a fish. Unless I know how to fish I can not teach anyone else how to fish. I must learn myself before I can teach and lead others.
I can not teach how to hunt unless I know how to hunt.
I can not teach how to shoot a bow unless I know how to shoot a bow.
I can not teach how to speak Spanish unless I know how to speak Spanish.
I can not teach how to love unless I love others.
I can not teach GOD’s word unless I spend time studying GOD’s word, praying and know GOD, and ultimately live GOD’s word and show GOD’s love.
What is the one thing that I want to pass on? What is the one thing that i want to give to my wife? What is the one thing that I want for my kids? What do I want to leave for my family and friends? What am I giving to make the world a better place?
What am I going to pass on?
What do I need to do to give the greatest gift?
Take a note from Paul’s recommendation to Timothy and above all be diligent, study the word, and teach the truth.
Is there anything greater than passing on the truth of the word and love that GOD has blessed me with?
2 Timothy 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself to GOD as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.