Take a moment to open this time in prayer. Ask God to bless you as you read and reflect on the text.
Please read 1 Corinthians 12: 1 - 11
In the Book of Acts, Chapter Two, the Holy Spirit is poured out upon the people of God. Since that time believers in Jesus have received the Holy Spirit. In this text we find out more about the Holy Spirit and the church at Corinth is told certain truths about the Holy Spirit and promises that are still true today. We are told there are different gifts but all the gifts are given by God and it is the Holy Spirit who decides on the distribution of each gift. We are promised that each believer in Jesus is given at least one gift. We are told that the gifts are given for the common good. Let us do our best at this time to discover our gifts and use them to help others and for the common good.
Please use the following questions for more reflection.
Is there anything in this passage about the Holy Spirit or the gifts of the Holy Spirit that make you feel uncomfortable? Why is that?
What gift or gifts do you believe that the Holy Spirit has given you? How did you discover these gifts?
How have you used your spiritual gift for the common good? How can you continue to use your gift for the common good?
Closing - Use the prayer below to end the devotion or close in prayer in your own words.
Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit. Thank you for the promise that we are given gifts from the Holy Spirit. Lord, reveal to me more and more about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and help me to use my gifts for the common good. Amen.