2 Samuel 1; 1 Corinthians 12; Ezekiel 10: Psalm 49
I guess I am not done considering spiritual gifts. To be more precise what I am to be doing with mine. I rather skimmed over these familiar words of Paul’s:
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. -1 Corinthians 12: 4-11
Only to pick up my new Kindle read for this month and come across this little gem from The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker, a work of historical fiction set in WWII Germany:
“If God gives you a gift, are you not obligated to employ it? Lord, grant me the strength to use what poor talents You have given me, wisely and well. And whatever I do, let me do it for Your true purpose and not the whim of any man.” -Anton’s whispered prayer after an encounter on a bus in chapter 1.
And my heart was pricked…
Grace, peace, and mercy,