Daily Bread 6/28/2022


Daily Bread – June 28, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 1 Corinthians 12:10 – And by another, workings of miracles; and by another, prophecy; and by another, discerning of spirits; by others, diversities of tongues; and by others, the ability to put the tongues into words. Tongues Is A Communication Of The Holy Spirit The expression of tongues should turn into speech that can be understood by all. Surely, this was the result we observe with Peter, who, after he was baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire, began to declare the secrets of the Scripture that had never before been revealed as they were at that moment (Acts 2:14-21). The activity of tongues is actually a communication of the Holy Spirit to us and through us. The expression of tongues not only affects our emotions, passions, and attitudes, but also our thinking realm and our ability to communicate. Through this wonderful activity of God that infuses us with divine speech, we find ourselves operating in the mind of Christ rather than in our own limited understanding. A.C. Thisleton writes “the tongue speaker who is overwhelmed with the presence and love of God to the extent that praise and prayer flow forth in inarticulate sounds uttered by the tongue, finds that, after all, he or she can put into words the ground of praise, prayer, joy, or longing; and thereby, the Church community as a whole can similarly receive this public ministry of building up” (Thiselton, A. C. (2000). The First Epistle to the Corinthians : A commentary on the Greek text (1099). Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans.) Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen