Daily Devotional

“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7).

In offering a corrective response to those Corinthians whose display of spiritual gifts had become self-aggrandizing and, thus, disruptive to the corporate worship experience, Paul reminds the church that the purpose of such gifting is for the common good of the congregation. Ecstatic displays that call attention to oneself are a poor substitute for edifying expressions that benefit everyone.

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