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Set your hearts, then, on the more important gifts. Best of all, however, is the following way.
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But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth.
1 Corinthians 14:1,39 Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy. . . .
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
Luke 10:42 But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
Philippians 3:8 Furthermore, I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ.
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts. And by it he being dead yet speaketh.
ContextThe Greater Gifts
…30Are all workers of miracles? Have all the grace of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy.
1 Corinthians 14:39
Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to speak with tongues.
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