• “Lord, may no gift of yours ever take Your place in my heart. Help me to hold them lightly in an open palm, that the supreme object of my desire may always be You and You alone. Purify my heart.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Jealousy and Spiritual Gifts by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/16/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The Bible tells us that every believer in Christ has a spiritual gift.

First Corinthians gives us the picture of a church that had a wrong perspective on spiritual gifts. The members in that church were flaunting their gifts in order to impress each other. They were claiming their gift was more important than others. And everyone wanted the spectacular gifts—ones that drew attention to themselves.

The result was a church filled with conflict, carnality, and broken relationships. Paul wrote this church with the solution. He said, “Pursue love. Love does not envy or boast.” He reminded them that tongues, knowledge, and prophesy would pass away, but love would abide forever.

So use the spiritual gift God has given you. But as you do, make sure you are pursuing love.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. — Ephesians 6:12-13 (NKJV)

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