I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in Truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father (2 John 4 KJV) Let me share in today’s devotional a profound truth the Spirit of the Lord has shown me in the scriptures. I will attempt to condense some of it in brief
Gifts of the Spirit
Despise not prophesyings. (1 Thessalonians 5:20 KJV) Paul commanded the Thessalonians not to despise prophecies. To despise prophecy means to scorn, reject or treat prophecies with contempt. Many questions immediately come to mind as we understand the meaning of this instruction. We will attempt to answer just two of these. The first is this: why
Quench not the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19 KJV) Paul gives the Thessalonians Christians a sobering command from the Lord not to quench the Spirit. The metaphor here is that of putting out or extinguishing a fire. The operations of the Spirit in our lives is often described as fire. Quenching the operations or activities of
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (1 Corinthians 12:7, ESV) The last two devotionals have focused on spiritual fruit and gifts. Let me conclude this mini-devotional series by discussing a fascinating truth about the relationship between spiritual fruit and gifts. Spiritual fruit has to do with our character,
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy (1 Corinthians 14:1, KJV) Glory & Grace Daily for the day before was focused on the fruit of the Spirit. Today, we will look at the other side of our Christian life, which has to do with spiritual gifts for Christian service.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal (1 Corinthians 13:1, KJV) There are two important dimensions of our Christian life: daily Christian living and service. The fruit of the Spirit has to do with our day-to-day living,
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits (1