Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy…
is giving just as if giving were so natural that when a man gave he did not think of changing his countenance, manners, or air at all; but did it quietly, easily, beautifully. When you are going around for proper help, some men give so that you are angry every time you ask them to contribute. They give so that their gold and silver shoot you like a bullet. Others give with such beauty that you remember it as long as you live; and you say, "It is a pleasure to go to such men." There are some men that give as springs do. Whether you go to them or not they are always full, and your part is merely to put your dish under the ever-flowing stream. Others give just as a pump does where the well is dry and the pump leaks!
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;