Gifts in Submission
1 Chronicles 25-27; 1 Thessalonians 4
“…The sons of Asaph were under the supervision of Asaph, who prophesied under the king’s supervision. As for Jeduthun, from his sons: Gedaliah…all, under the supervision of their father Jeduthin, who prophesied, using the harp in thanking and praising the Lord.”
1 Chronicles 25:2, 3
The gifts of the Spirit must function in submission to authority for them to be effective. The sons of Asaph were submitted in their prophesying to their father who was accountable to the king. Where there is no submission to authority, there can be no true authority. The gift of prophesy is powerful for uncovering men’s hearts, for confirming guidance and direction, and for affirming the truths of God’s Word. It must always be focused on strengthening, encouragement and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3). In submission to authority, this gift and others can develop in a way that honors God and encourages others.
“Lord Jesus, may your gifts grow in my life and bless others, and most importantly, You! I choose to live in submission to authority in all I do, for your glory.”