But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.- 1 Corinthians 12:31
Paul speaks of a more excellent way. He does not say it to disregard the gifts provided by God. He says it as means of teaching others. He says it as a way to share how believers can show the love of Christ with others and not simply get caught up in the diversity of gifts within the body.
We are all part of a body called to function together. As we function together as one body, we must be certain to function in a way that allows us to see how God can manifest what He has for us among us.
We can see the diversity of gifts on display among us, but we are better off seeing God’s love on display among us. By doing so, we show our compassion for one another and edify one another through the proper usage of our gifts.
God is good to us. We at least ought to be good to one another due to His love that we share with one another.
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