It is the same God who works out His different purposes through different men.
1 Corinthians 12:4-5 NKJV
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.”
The same God worked well in both Peter and Paul.
Galatians 2:8 NIV
“For God, who was at work in Peter as an apostle to the circumcised, was also at work in me as an apostle to the Gentiles.”
God equips us differently and so makes us to differ.
1 Corinthians 4:7a NKJV
“For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive?”
Spiritual graces and abilities are given freely by God.
Matthew 10:8 NKJV
“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
Simon the sorcerer was cursed for offering money for God’s gift.
Acts 8:14-15 NKJV
“Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.”
Simon the sorcerer offered money to the apostles for the gift of God.
Acts 8:18-19 NKJV
“And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
Peter rebuked him fiercely.
Acts 8:20 NKJV
“But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money!”
May you have a right attitude that attracts spiritual gifts. May God open breakthrough doors, in Jesus’s name.