One Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

There are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, and yet the same Lord is served. There are different types of work to do, but the same God produces every gift in every person. The evidence of the Spirit’s presence is given to each person for the common good of everyone. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. The same Spirit gives another person the ability to speak with knowledge. To another person the same Spirit gives courageous faith. To another person the same Spirit gives the ability to heal. Another can work miracles. Another can speak what God has revealed. Another can tell the difference between spirits. Another can speak in different kinds of languages. Another can interpret languages. There is only one Spirit who does all these things by giving what God wants to give to each person.


For the common good is the reason that the gifts of the Spirit are given.

Wisdom
Knowledge

Courageous
Healing
Miracles

Prophecy
Discernment
Speaking languages
Understanding languages,

These are given to be of service to the church, which is the body of Christ, for the glory of God. Do not be prideful or boastful puff your gift. No gift is given for self glorification. No one earns a gift of the Spirit. The GIFTS are given by the Spirit to fulfill the will of God.

Prayer
Lord, we come seeking Your will and purpose. We place these Spirit given gifts under your direction that they may be used for the common good.
Amen.

Also visit my other blogs

  • Tom and Ella’s Daily Journal of Our Lives
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