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Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40). Paul’s closing words to his teaching regarding spiritual spirits are fitting. He uses two key words to summarize the manner in which spiritual gifts should be exercised: “decently” and “in order“.

The Greek word translated “Decently” actually means honestly, with integrity, as is fitting. Decent has a loose definition that might be open to opinion as to what is decent or not in each context. But, Paul says this must be a goal in each church to do things rightly.

The Greek word translated “in order” is the word ταξις, and it refers to arrangement, succession, and sequence. There should be a flow to how spiritual gifts function. He referred earlier in verse 31 that all may prophesy “one by one“. He said in verse 30: “If any thing be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace“. The Holy Spirit will always follows his own rules. And, “the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets“.

There should always be a flow of how the Spirit works and moves and speaks when the saints are together. Expect God to work through you as He reveals Himself.

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