Today's Devotional

The Dangerous Culprit
In what areas of your life have you been struggling with temptation?

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Your Gifts, Your Power, Your Will

Nowhere in 1 Cor. 12:4-11 is there any indication that one gift is above the others. If you wanted to look at the order in which Paul wrote them, and use this as an indicator of importance, then tongues and interpretation are the last two listed. Why then is there so much attention given to these gifts? Most of the Pentecostal churches teach that this is “the one and only sign” that you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit and if you don’t have this gift, then you are missing it all. But that’s not what Paul just said. Verse 7 says: "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:"

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