Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12 – 1 Corinthians 14; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 4:1; Matthew 7:15, Matthew 24:11 & 24 & Galatians 4:9.
Paul states from the outset in 1 Corinthians 12 that he does not want us to be ignorant concerning spiritual gifts as there was (and is!) much confusion about the application and purpose of such gifts.
In 1 Corinthians 12:7 it is clearly stated that the manifestation of all spiritual gifts are for the benefit or profit of everyone in the Body of Christ!
If much of the church just got this principle right, then they wouldn’t be involved in much of the error we see being practised today.
We are called to earnestly desire the better gifts and to be continuously filled with the Spirit so that we can all be vessels fit for the Master’s use. All the gifts are to be used for the edification (building up) of the Church.