1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV)
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy
Did Paul write this exhortation only for the Corinthians who were the immediate recipients of the epistle, or for Christians in all ages at large?
- Is the promise of "power" in Acts 1:8 only for the apostles or for Christians in all ages?
- Is the promise of "works" in John 14:12 only for the apostles or for Christians in all ages?
Edit: Why do I think this is not a duplicate of the Acts 1:8 question?
Unless one justifies that the promise of power (Acts 1:8) and the exhortation to earnestly desire the spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 14:1) are logically tied somehow, a priori there is no reason to assume that an answer to the former question automatically applies to the latter. Keep in mind also that Acts and 1 Corinthians are two different books, written by different authors (as far as I'm aware).