1 Corinthians 12:7 (NIVUK)
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
Sometimes we can turn our relationship with the Spirit into something that’s all about me – what is he saying to me, where is he leading me, what has he given me, what is he doing in my life and so on. It would seem as if that was certainly the case in Corinth where everyone was trying to look super-spiritual and show off what God was doing in their lives to make themselves look good. Paul had to point out that they were totally missing the point. God works in us so that we can help him help and serve others. It’s all about community.
Lord, how can I help and build up others today?