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.”