Friday, July 29: Scripture – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

4 Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit,

5 and there are varieties of services but the same Lord,

6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

10 to another the working of powerful deeds, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

Prayer Focus: As we saw in God’s creation of human beings in the image of diversity, we find here Paul’s description of the diverse spiritual gifts given by the Holy Spirit. God’s own internal diversity is shared with God’s creation through the Holy Spirit. Whatever your particular spiritual gift may be, use it for the common good today. Your gift has been given not merely for your own benefit. Be empowered by the Spirit for the common good today.

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