February 11, 2012
Today’s Meditation Verse:
1 Corinthians 12:8b
… and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
Last week I talked about the Word of Wisdom. This was the first of the ministerial gifts of the Spirit which Paul referred to in 1 Corinthians 12. This week I am going to talk about the Word of Knowledge.
As a ministerial gift a Word of Wisdom and a Word of Knowledge often go hand in hand, coming at the same time. You may receive the Word of Knowledge about a situation and then a Word of Wisdom about what to do with that knowledge.
I’ve received a word of knowledge for myself personally many times, but God has designed it to be used in ministry for the common good as well.
One of the most common examples in the bible is when Jesus went to the well and met the woman in John 4:16.
16) He said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.” 17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”
2 thoughts on “Monday Meditations – 1 Corinthians 12:8b”
I love this testimony. It is also very humbling. Thank you for sharing your life and experiences. And also, thank you for showing how to become so intimately involved with The Holy Spirit. I feel that you have learned and shared that as much as “letting” the Spirit lead you, you have “worked” to show yourself approved to be used by Him.
Thank you so much Sharon. I don’t know why but I remember the Lord always being there with me as a small child. I know this sounds absurd, but when I would play by myself as an only child I remember Him being there with me. As each year goes by and I think back at my life I am truly humbled by His grace and mercy at being there for me. I KNOW but for the grace of God there I go when I see the trajic lives of others. It has brought me to grateful tears more times than I can count. But I do believe that He is there waiting for everyone to show them, just as he does me, just how very much He loves them and wants to care for them. And just how much He wants to raise our lives from ordinary to extraordinary. I am giddy in love with Him and am not ashamed to tell the world. My life has not been perfect. I’ve made a lot of stupid mistakes, but He has always been there loving me right back out of them. Having encountered a love like that there is nothing I’d rather do than follow Him and nowhere I’d rather be than sitting at His feet. I am thankful that I can share my stories and touch others and hopefully encourage them to see Him right there waiting for themto trust Him and to open up and allow Him in too.