Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Opus 2014-101: Sewer Rats and Spiritual Gifts

I am beginning to believe I have the spiritual gift of interpretation of tongues.  Why?  I am finding that it is necessary to understand my wife.

The spiritual gift of interpretation involves being able to interpret languages that you have never learned.  The context is usually understood to refer to someone speaking in an unknown language or ecstatic utterance. 
(1Co 14:27-8 KJV)  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
I often act as interpreter for my wife because she can change subject several times in one “sentence.”  When I see people looking puzzled I try to clarify.  The comment that generated this was my wife complaining about our “sewer rats.”  She kept saying this and after a time I quit correcting her.  What she meant was “sewer flies.”  It is good to be needed.

What really scares me is that I might also be developing the need for people around me with the gift of interpretation.  We all use the wrong word on occasion.  As we get older it seems to happen more often.  Sometimes I notice.  Sometimes I don’t. 

I am not sure which is worse.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.