Monday, May 19, 2008

Where True Unity is Found

Now there are varieties of gifts,
but the same Spirit;
and
there are varieties of service,
but the same Lord;
and
there are varieties of activities,
but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and
to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

to another faith by the same Spirit,
to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
to another the working of miracles,
to another prophecy,
to another the ability to distinguish between spirits,
to another various kinds of tongues,
to another the interpretation of tongues.

All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 1 Corinthians 12:4ff

1 comment:

steve martin said...

I love that you highlighted 'as He wills'.

We often forget that "He who began a good work in us will bring it to completetion..."

Another great post!

Thanks!

- Steve M.