Spending Time With God (Part 3)

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.  I Corinthians 12:1-2

In I Corinthians chapter 12, we have an interesting passage about spiritual gifts. Before the Apostle Paul explains these spiritual gifts, he tells the Corinthians why he needed to explain them. They were ignorant of spiritual things. This simply meant that they lacked the spiritual knowledge that they needed. In their ignorance, they followed “dumb” idols. That word “dumb” means unable to hear or speak. Because of their ignorance, the Corinthians had worshipped gods that could not communicate with them. Why couldn’t these idols communicate? Because these idols didn’t have the two requirements for effective communication—speaking and listening. These idols could not hear them or talk to them. Therefore, they were useless. For Christians, communication is the vital link in the worship and service of God. Without it, we would have a faith built on ignorance, like the heathen. So why is this important to us? We must make sure that our communication with God is effective. We may be fully aware of the truth about our God and His power, but it doesn’t mean a thing if we don’t make the most of our relationship with Him. Remember the two requirements for effective communication. Speaking—talk to God in prayer on a daily basis. Listening—stay in the Bible everyday and hear what God says to you through His Word.  Spend some time communicating with God today.
Bro. Seth

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