#433 (8/9/21) - YOU LACK NO SPIRITUAL GIFT (1 COR. 1:7)
This week our devotions are based on 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.
''Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.'(1 Corinthians 1:7)
WE LACK NOTHING
Paul makes this extraordinary statement that they ‘do not lack any spiritual gift’. The problem with any true church is our response to the Spirit rather than a lack of gifted people. Is it true that the Father gives us all that we need in order to accomplish all that He calls us to be and do? Surely the answer is yes!
WE CAN MISS IT
Now, some of the Corinthians were misusing God’s gifts and we can do that. Some of the Corinthians were in sin and so were grieving the Spirit and we can do that also. Some of the Corinthians were limiting the Spirit’s work by dividing and failing to love their church family and we can do that. Surely, if there is any problem with a lack of Spiritual gifts, His work, His power… the problem lies with us! Later, Paul will speak of the church as a body with all the various gifts that are required for its health. we read,
‘All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.’