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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Corinthians 14:12
So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
Jesus was the founder and St. Paul was the architect of the Early Church. Here Paul instructs the Church at Corinth to use their spiritual “Gifts That Build Up The Church.”
Certainly we’ve all witnessed people in the body of Christ who seem to be “tootin’ their own horn,” like my Father used to say. That’s not what the Apostle is directing here. He is admonishing all of us who love Jesus to build and not take away from the Church. I’ve been to some church gatherings where it was obvious someone had literally sapped all the life out of the place. Our lives as “Followers of Jesus” should revolve around and in the local church. I’ve often said it should be our other home. So whatever we can do, we must do it to offer “Gifts That Build Up The Church.”
I’m thankful this AM for Your church. I’m thankful that our family has been so blessed by Your church. Help me to always bring spiritual gifts that build up and don’t take away from Your church. Amen