Quotes for Topic: Holy_spirit-gifts
It was wrong then, and still is, to selfishly seek any spiritual gift when we’ve been told that spiritual gifts are sovereignly chosen and distributed by the Holy Spirit. It is especially wrong to crave a gift we don’t have out of self-serving or prideful motives.
Reference: Strange Fire, Copyright © John MacArthur, 2013, p. 147. Get this book!
Significantly, spiritual gifts are not the sign of being Spirit-filled. Sanctification is. As believers are sanctified—coming under the Spirit’s control—they are equipped to use their spiritual gifts effectively for the purpose of serving others.
Reference: Strange Fire, Copyright © John MacArthur, 2013, p. 206. Get this book!