Bible Reading: Romans 12:4-21
As you read verse 6 through verse 8, you see the seven gifts of the Spirit. Each is useful, and in order for the church to function as a unified body, all seven gifts are vital. There are none more important than the other, and none less important than the other.
Prophecy focuses on truth, while ministering focuses on being a servant to others. The gift of teaching focuses on learning, while exhortation focuses on motivation. The gift of giving focuses on meeting needs, rulership focuses on overseeing and organization, and mercy focuses on compassion. Each gift is important in the operation of the church. There are no big I’s and little U’s.
A talented organist in the days before motor-driven or electric organs gave a magnificent concert in which the big pipes on the organ sent forth glorious and thunderous tunes. After people finished congratulating the organist, the little fellow who had worked with all his might at the bellows remarked, “We did pretty well, don’t you think?” The organist scornfully replied, “And what did you do?” giving the young lad no credit at all. Sometime later during another concert, the organist came to the stormy passage that required all the wind the bellows were capable of producing. But instead of a great thunderous sound, the organ began to fade away. The organist signaled for more wind. Instead the little fellow pulled the curtain aside and said, “Is it I or is it we?”Every gift is needed.
What to do:
✞ Use your gift for God’s glory.
The Holy Spirit
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