Daily D – 1 Corinthians 12:7
1 Corinthians 12:7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. (NLT)
How do you know you are in step with God? What you do and how you do it benefits others.
How do you know when a person is exalting himself or herself rather than God? What they do benefits themselves no matter how it affects others.
If your special abilities do not help others, don’t call them spiritual gifts. God-given gifts do not function like iPad apps. We are not the end users. God-given gifts empower us to focus on the needs of others to their benefit and God’s glory. To glorify God is to help people see how good he is.
The exercise of spiritual gifts is about extending grace. They come from one source (verse 4) for one purpose (verse 7). Spiritual gifts are not about gaining publicity or getting rich. They are about exalting God and enriching others.
What do God’s gifts given to you make possible today? Who needs your particular service? How can you deliver that service in such a manner that the person or persons receiving it see how good God is even if they do not remember your name?
I will express the gifts God gives me to build up others and to help them see how good God is.
Our Father, I am weak, but you are strong. I need your strength to empower me to flee from temptation. I need your exit pathways. Build in me the self-discipline to find the exits before I need them. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.
Psalm 52:8, 9 ”But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever. I will praise you forever for what you have done. In the presence of your faithful people, I will put my hope in your name, for it is good.“