Day Three: Unity in the Diversity

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NIV There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

“He begins the discussion by putting the whole question in its ultimate theological context—diversity within unity belongs to the character of the eternal God (vv. 4-11). Although there is but one Spirit, one Lord, and one God, a great variety of gifts and ministries characterizes each of the divine persons (vv. 4-6). Such diversity in God manifests itself, Paul argues further, by the one God’s distributing to the many of them different manifestations of the Spirit for the common good (v. 7). Several of these are put forth as illustrations (vv8-11)…The emphasis and flow of the argument are easy to see. Diversity has its roots in the triune God.” (Fee, 1 Corinthians, NICNT)

Today let’s consider this incredible truth, that to experience the Spirit’s gifts is to experience the life within the Triune God.

Prayer: Lord, we thank you for the invitation to participate in the life of God. We ask for your empowering to grow and mature in the gifts of the Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let’s worship to the song “Fire Fall” by Planet Shakers (click here).