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But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness,

godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. ~ 1 Timothy 6:11

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

here is a list of the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
  • Wisdom 
  • Understanding 
  • Knowledge 
  • Fortitude 
  • Counsel 
  • Piety 
  • Fear of the Lord

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The moral life of Christians is sustained by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are permanent dispositions which make man docile in following the promptings of the Holy Spirit. ~ CCC 1830

Please note, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit should not be confused with the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

[The Gifts of the Holy Spirit] belong in their fullness to Christ, Son of David. They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. They make the faithful docile in readily obeying divine inspirations. (CCC 1831)

The Church gets the list of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit from the following Bible passage:
The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD, and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD. ~ Isaiah 11:2-3
Here are some additional Bible verses that speak to the Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Now in regard to spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:1

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:7

To one is given through the Spirit the expression of wisdom; to another the expression of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit; to another mighty deeds; to another prophecy; to another discernment of spirits; to another varieties of tongues; to another interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing them individually to each person as he wishes. ~ 1 Corinthians 12:8-1

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