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1 Corinthians 1:1-3 (08.03.22)

1 Corinthians 1:1-3
Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

Here’s a great example of how relationships are central to our faith – in the debate in Corinth over Spiritual gifts Paul makes the decisive point that what counts is not what gifts we have, or how they can make worship more special for their users, but how we use them for the benefit of others. In fact, this verse could be used in all aspects of our life – do we live in such a way that we strengthen others, encourage others or comfort others?

Help me Spirit to keep my relationship with others in my thinking today, so that I may act in such a way that strengthens, encourages and comforts them.

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