Spiritual Gifts

Q. I have a ten year old who wants to know about the gifts of the Spirit. How can he have a gift? And he wanted to know if night vision is one of them? I would like to have an answer for him explained to him for his age.

A. The best information on Spiritual gifts is given in 1 Cor. 12. There you’ll find the nine primary gifts and the means by which they are distributed. You’ll see that everyone gets one or more gifts upon becoming a believer. One of the great adventures for a Christian is discovering his or her gift because it involves moving into a very close relationship with the Lord.

I would suggest that you undertake a study of this important chapter so that you can answer your son’s questions about it personally, and perhaps learn more about your own giftedness. Squandering this opportunity by asking me to do it for you would be a great loss for both you and him.

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