Monday, November 12, 2012
Welcome to Day 316 of our Life Journal!
Before you comment or read what I have posted, please read the following passages for yourself and complete your own S.O.A.P. exercise… How does this work?
S.O.A.P = Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
Job 37:19, “Tell us what we should say to him…”
[Elihu continues his sarcastic assault on Job.]
Who, where, have, what, can, does, do… lots of questions that God asked Job!
1 Corinthians 12:4, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.”
7 “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”
Job is coming to a climax in the next day or two… (I love how Job ends!)
Whatever spiritual gifts we have are to be used “for the common good.” (Not for personal gain…)
I Corinthians is an amazing letter/book. Paul is addressing many issues in the early church.
I especially love the passage in chapter 12 about spiritual gifts.
These gifts are identified in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14, Ephesians 4, Romans 12 and 1 Peter 4. Click HERE to see a list of spiritual gifts. (Most lists contain about 25 or so different gifts. Interpretation, application and definitions can vary based upon any group’s doctrine and theological view.)
There is also a test at that same web site above if you would like to discover your spiritual gifts. C. Peter Wagner’s test is pretty much the standard…
My top gifts are wisdom, administration, pastor (shepherd), teaching, prophecy. (There is no spiritual gift of “worship leader” per se.)
What are yours?
Thank you Lord that you give us gifts, not to benefit ourselves, but those around us.