“We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.”
-Articles of Faith #7
“…seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given; For verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do; that all may be benefited that seek or that ask of me, that ask and not for a sign that they may consume it upon their lusts.”
-Doctrine and Covenants 46:9-10
For today’s reading we’ll study all of Doctrine and Covenants 46 so that we may understand why we have been counseled to earnestly seek the best gifts.
As you study, try to answer these questions:
Are this gifts different from blessings? How?
What are the purposes of the gifts of the Spirit?
What can you do to seek gifts of the spirit? Does everyone in the church have these gifts?
What are the six qualifications listed in the verses in order for us to receive theses gifts?
What types of gifts are available?
Have you had any personal experience with these gifts that you are willing to share?