Sunday, August 26, 2012

Gifts of the Spirit and Love, They go Together

We go together like a wink and a smile


This morning I was reading I Corinthians 12-13 and remembering how important it is to use the gifts God has given each one of  us with love.  There are times we can get caught up in legalism and not even realize it. I think maybe it is because we so want God's will to happen that we try to force things and not walk in the love of God.
  
What follows is a listing of the gifts God has given to the Body of Christ and a listing of the fruit of love.

For to one is given by the Spirit 

The word of wisdom
To another the word of knowledge
To another faith 
To another the gifts of healing
To another the working of miracles
To another prophecy
To another discerning of spirits
To another divers kinds of tongues
To another the interpretation of tongues


Fruit of endeavoring to do above gifts without charity (love)

I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal

I am nothing 
and
it profiteth me nothing


What is Charity (love)?

Endures long
Is kind

Envy's not
Boasts not of itself
Is not puffed up

Does not behave itself unseemly
Seeks not her own
Is not easily provoked
Thinks no evil
Rejoices not in iniquity


Rejoices in the truth

Bears all things
Believes all things
Hopes all things 
Endures all things




The gifts of the Spirit and love; they go together like

A WINK AND A SMILE : )




                                


                               


                               








2 comments:

  1. nice information keep it up best of luk! nice working i love your work stay happy:)
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  2. What a good reminder to us all to apply scripture to our daily lives.

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