Posted by: Bob Clark | September 13, 2007

William Hung, Spiritual Gifts, and Sober Judgment

Romans 12:3-8
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”

William Hung auditioned for American Idol in 2004. Since that very day I have thought of him each and every time I have read a passage that speaks of spiritual gifts, particularly this one which instructs us to “keep it real” when assessing our giftedness. But I have to hand it to him, what he lacks in singing talent, he makes up for in being completely sincere.

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