23 Jul God’s Vessels – 7/23/20
1 Corinthians 12:7 – “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”
From this verse, we know two things:
- God has chosen His people to use as a vessel to present Himself to the world.
- The Holy Spirit’s presence within us is not just for the good of the individual, but for the benefit of the entire church.
God has gifted His people with different spiritual gifts to reveal His character. We know that no one gift is greater than another, and all are necessary for the church to form one body. God has made it clear that all parts within the church are necessary for the spread of the Gospel.
Lord, may we find confidence in using the gifts You’ve given us for the benefit of the church. May we repent of the pride and selfishness in our hearts. And may we know that the gifts you’ve given us are for Your glory and not our own.