Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 188/260: Read 1 Corinthians 12

The diversity of talent within the body of Christ is one of its greatest attributes. There are some who are gifted in voice, others who are gifted in leadership, others who are gifted in speech, and others who are gifted in comforting the afflicted.

In the first century, there were disputes over who had the greatest spiritual gifts; Paul emphasized that they all worked together to accomplish God’s will.

We should each work to identify our own talents and hone them to best serve the Lord; we should also help others identify talents they may not realize they possess so that they can be utilized in the Lord’s work as well.

Always remember that whatever your talent is, it is valuable and important to the church. Do not diminish your own worth just because your talent differs from another’s. “If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?”

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

1 Corinthians 10:13. No temptation has ______________ you except such as is common to man; but God is ______________, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of ______________, that you may be able to bear it.

Pray

Pray for opportunities to serve God in His church using the talents He has given you.

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