Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27-31 (day four)
One Spirit, many gifts. Why has God given us all of these gifts? Wisdom, knowledge, faith, healings, miracles, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation…God has placed all of these gifts in the body. Are they for our own edification? For our own pleasure? For our own benefit? No…they are for the benefit and edification of the whole church. We are to use our gifts to serve others. For a healthy church, you will see the members serving one another with tireless and self-less energy, using their God–given gifts to serve the body.
What gifts has God given you? How has He equipped you to serve others? Are you using your gifts to glorify God or to gain benefit for yourself? Ask God to search your heart. A healthy church is a serving church…serve others with your Spiritual gifts! (1 Corinthians 13 tells us to use the right motivation for serving, too.) Let’s grow our church!