Purpose of Tongue gift: Edification of the Believer.

The gift of speaking in tongues is a profound spiritual ability given by the Holy Spirit to believers. While the…
Achinike Amadi

on April 3, 2024

  • SHARE
  • The gift of speaking in tongues is a profound spiritual ability given by the Holy Spirit to believers.

    While the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for service before God and benefit to mankind (1 Corinthians 12:4-5), the Bible reveals an essential purpose of the tongue gift – the edification of the believer who possesses this gift (1 Corinthians 14:4).

    To edify the Believer.

    Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

    1 Corinthians 14-4

    The tongue gift offers personal benefits. That’s why Paul, on one hand, wanted members of the Church in Corinth to have it and on the other, urged the Corinthian church to also pursue the more selfless gift of prophecy, which edified the entire congregation, as emphasized in 1 Corinthians 12-14.

    The Bible says the tongue gift edifies the believer. We’ve extensively covered the benefits of the tongue gift in this article titled Why Tongues: 9 Edifying Benefits of Speaking in Tongues. Make sure to check it out.

    Why you should know this.

    It is important to realize this: part of the purpose of the tongue gift is to edify the believer.

    Many believers have rejected the tongue gift because they don’t see how it profits them or how it is useful to the body of Christ.

    A worthy note; It would be poor stewardship to have access to such a powerful gift and not use it for personal and spiritual success.

    Reflect:

    • How would your spiritual walk with God be transformed if you started speaking in tongues?
    • By how much would your spiritual ability increase if you did?
    • How equipped would you be to execute all of what God will have you do?

    The Charge: Tieing it together

    Now it makes sense for Paul to say;

    Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. – 1 Corinthians 14:5

    I thank God that I speak in tongues more than any of you. 1 Corinthians 14:18

    Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. 1 Corinthian 14:39

    Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. 1 Corinthians 14:1

    Further Reading

    1. How I started speaking in tongues-Amadi Achinike
    2. 23 Bible verses about speaking in tongues
    3. Speaking in Tongues: Meaning and how to activate.
    Achinike Amadi
    Hello, I'm Archie(not from the comics). I share lessons from experiential Christianity and curate resources that could help you practice self-leadership.
    TELL SOMEONE!!!

    Leave a comment

    STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE
    Don't miss a thing.

    Google reCaptcha: Invalid site key.

    Full disclosure: Blog articles on Chieflings.com, a Christocentric site, are free and reader-supported. When you make a purchase through our affiliate links, we may receive a commission at absolutely no extra cost to you.

    More from Author
    self leadership in the bible
    Bible Studies

    Self Leadership in the Bible: Meaning, Origin, Operation & Competencies.

    Through Bible verses on leadership, we get the opportunity to peer into God’s mind on the subject matter. These verses…
    Read article
    Bible Studies, Guides

    Creating a Morning Routine with God In A Busy World – 5 Successful Ways To Starting Your Day With God

    Given how busy life is these days, it might be challenging to keep up with a good devotional life. Having…
    Read article
    Bible Studies, Guides

    From Chaos to Calm: 15+ Powerful Bible Verses About Peace in Difficult Times.

    Finding peace may seem like an impossibility. You may be asking; how can one find peace in a world filled…
    Read article
    Bible Studies, Guides

    How to Make God a Priority in Your Daily Routine; 7 Practical Steps That Work!

    As with any thriving relationship, dedicating time, care, and commitment to nurturing your relationship with God will make it stronger…
    Read article
    featured image for the blog post morning affirmatio for building a stronger relationship with god
    Prayers

    20 Morning Affirmations for Building a Stronger Relationship with God

    Having a strong relationship with God forms the foundation of a fulfilling and purposeful life. One of our sincere goals…
    Read article
    trusting in god
    Guides

    Divine Submission: 7 Practical Steps to trusting God’s plan.

    If you were asked what you wanted for your life in the next five years, I'm sure you would come…
    Read article
    STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE
    Don't miss a thing.

    Google reCaptcha: Invalid site key.

    We use cookies to make our site work, improve your experience and enhance marketing. Chiefling's cookie policy.
    We use cookies to make our site work, improve your experience and enhance marketing. Chiefling's cookie policy.

    Almost there!!

    Kindly fill the form below to download your free content

    Almost there!!!!

    Kindly fill the form below to download your free content
    [sc_form id=5177]

    Before You Go!!!

    Help Us Reach You with more Information and Resources to enable YOU lead the Level-10 Life.

    Google reCaptcha: Invalid site key.