Every believer receives a gift(s) from the Savior (v7). No Christian is without at least one gift. Furthermore, these gifts are given in particular fashion. The gifts are given according to the measure (portion) of the gift of Christ. I believe we can know what “measure” or “portion” this means by turning to Scripture.
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as he wills.
- I Corinthians 12:11 (NKJV)
So then, I submit that the phrase “according to the measure of the gift of Christ” means that God gives gifts to His people as He chooses. The gifts are not something “drummed up or conjured” by Christians but are strictly given by God as God wills.
- Pastor Randy