1 Corinthians 12:7-11
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with.…
These are —
I. PROFITABLE. Some are more showy, others are more useful.
1. For the conversion of sinners.
2. For the edification of saints.
1. The word of wisdom.
2. The word of knowledge.
3. Faith, such as became the confessors and martyrs (Hebrews 11.).
4. Gifts of healing (Acts 3:4).
5. Working of miracles.
6. Prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:24, 25).
7. Discerning of spirits (Acts 5:3, 4, 9).
8. Divers kinds of tongues (Acts 2:4).
9. The interpretation of tongues (1 Corinthians 14:27).
III. BESTOWED UPON EACH AND ALL BY THE SAME SPIRIT (ver. 11). Let there be no rivalry in the Churches.
IV. SHOULD UNIFY THE CHURCH INTO ONE BODY (vers. 12, 13).
V. SHOULD BE COVETED EARNESTLY (ver. 31). To him that hath shall be given, and he shall have more abundantly.
(L. O. Thompson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.