Wednesday, October 3, 2012

There are differences of administrations

Daily Light Devotions - October 3 - Evening

There are differences of administrations ...

and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 1 

Over the king's treasuries was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah; and over those who did the work of the field for tilling the soil was Ezri the son of Chelub; and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite; and over the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite. All these were stewards of King David's property. 2 

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 3 

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 4 

1. 1 Cor 12:5; 
2. 1 Chron 27:25-27,31; 
3. 1 Cor 12:28,11; 
4. 1 Pet 4:10,11

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