Spiritual gifts are overrated

supernatural gifts

It’s impressive when somebody asks you how you knew. You gave words, disclosed by the Holy Spirit, to encourage a person in a very specific way. Or you prayed for a person and he got healed. Using the fireworks can be a thrill — and it can make you feel like a spiritual hotshot.

But just lighting off fireworks doesn’t make you a Christian. Nor does it mean you have a blackbelt in spirituality.

No the blackbelt comes when you love someone who is hating you violently.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy… and have not love, I am nothing. — 1 Cor. 13:1-2

13 responses to “Spiritual gifts are overrated

  1. You are speaking my heart!

  2. Reblogged this on awomansaved.

  3. mrsmariposa2014

    Amen! It is much overlooked but a necessary ingredient!

  4. Spiritual Gifts are the most incredible gifts that God gives man other than Salvation and Baptism of the Holy Spirit. But, Yes, without Agape Love in your heart all those other Gifts including Salvation mean nothing.

    Great Post, with Scripture.

  5. AMEN!!! 41 years since I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and I’ve experienced everything mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12 at least once, and I couldn’t agree more.

  6. these comments you post are probably why see people with such gifts you Mock the CREATOR of the universe TiMiNg

  7. do you feel the CREATOR picks who receives such gifts? or he THE CREATOR picks who would know or derive, earn, and benefit, from him and his TRULY HOLY NAME….because of HIS (THE CREATORS HOLY HOLY Name )you should change the subject…. I statement…sorry:(

  8. This reminds me of something Matthew Henry wrote (from his commentary on Numbers 24):

    “Let us ask ourselves, Do we in knowledge, experience, or profession, excel Balaam? No readiness of speech, even in preaching or prayer, no gifts of knowledge or prophecy, are in themselves different from, or superior to the boasted gifts of him who loved the wages of unrighteousness, and died the enemy of God. Simple dependence on the Redeemer’s atoning blood and sanctifying grace, cheerful submission to the Divine will, constant endeavours to glorify God and benefit his people, these are less splendid, but far more excellent gifts, and always accompany salvation. No boasting hypocrite ever possessed these; yet the feeblest believer has something of them, and is daily praying for more of them.”

    Though I do feel sad when the spiritual gifts are suppressed. It’s hard to get the balance right!

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