Is Speaking in Tongues the Least Important of the Spiritual Gifts?

What is true is that tongues requires the least faith to manifest it.

"I would that ye ALL spake with tongues" -- it's a guaranteed gift.

The Lord would not desire for ALL that which He will not enable.


Jesus  is the ultimate Gift,   but which 1 Cor. 12 gift is greatest??


The greatest spiritual gift  is the gift needed at the given moment.

Prophecy is better than tongues,  unless the tongue is interpreted.

The Lord says to seek to interpret; this must be important to Him.

Without tongues there's no interpretation. Tongues are important.

How about healing?  Flesh gets healed, but flesh profiteth nothing.

I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied.

But you might agree with me that prophecy is easiest to counterfeit.

As a defense mechanism, "discerning of spirits" is crucial to have.

Most Christians would concur that miracles are certainly "great".


Jesus didn't say a gift is greatest; but, "Seek the best gifts" [plural].

Better means one of two.  Best gifts are 2 or more of three or more.

Tongues is the most "controversial"  of gifts,  a fact of importance.

Tongues is linked to  pride  in both the speakers and non-speakers.

It's been postulated that pride is the first and greatest sin of all sins.

Could maybe tongues be great, because it relates to the greatest sin?


For every action there does exist an opposite and an equal reaction.

For each humble tongue-talker a proud man says tongues are least.

For each one that receives tongues, there is one that rejects tongues.

But to reject tongues is not the same as to be denied tongues by God;

For 'I would that ye all spake with tongues'; forbid not thyself to speak.

The Lord Jesus is always more willing to give than we are to receive.


In summary,  God didn't name the great gifts,  so we can't know the least.

Some gifts are more important; ALL gifts are of the same value -- priceless!

The fact people want tongues to be "least", makes tongues very important.

Jesus was despised and rejected of men; tongues are despised and rejected.


"The Stone which the builders rejected has be-
come the chief corner stone."  ~ Psalm 118:22


"Much more those members of the body, which

seem to be more feeble,   are necessary:   And

those members of the body,  which we think to

be less honourable, upon these we bestow more

abundant  honour ..."   ~   (1 Corinthians 12:22,23)


"For who hath despised the day of small things?"

- Zechariah 4:10


"He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much."

- Luke 16:10


 

Much recommended"101 Reasons to Speak in Tongues"

I Need Tongues You Need Tongues We all Need Tongues

"How to Speak in Unknown Tongues [condensed version]"

"16 Bad Excuses Not to Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit"

"Awesome Word of the Lord Jesus Christ about Tongues"

"Tongues Will Unify the Church in the Last Days on Earth"

 

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