Gift of the Spirit: Divers Kinds of Tongues
The gift of divers kinds of tongues is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit mentioned in the Bible. It is a gift given by God that enables believers to speak in tongues, which are languages they have not learned. Speaking in tongues is often accompanied by interpretation, which allows others to understand the message being spoken. In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul encourages the church to eagerly desire this gift and to use it for the edification of the body of Christ.
As we use this gift, we must also remember that it is only one of the many gifts that the Spirit gives to the church. We should not elevate this gift above others, nor should we downplay its importance. Instead, we must seek to use it in conjunction with the other gifts of the Spirit, as we seek to build up the church and spread the gospel.
One example of the gift of tongues in action is found in Acts 2, where the disciples were gathered in the upper room and received the Holy Spirit. They began to speak in other tongues, and the people who heard them were amazed, each hearing the message in their own language. This miraculous event drew a crowd and opened the door for Peter to preach the gospel to thousands, leading to many conversions.
Let us eagerly desire the gift of divers kinds of tongues, using it in conjunction with the other gifts of the Spirit to edify and build up the body of Christ, and to spread the gospel to all nations.