Ephesians 4:7 ASV

But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ

Having said we are one spirit and one body

Ehesians 4:4 ASV

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Does this mean we receive different measures of grace from Christ?.

  • According to this text we do. However, I suspect it actually means "abilities" here. See Rom 5:20.
    – Dottard
    Jan 27, 2022 at 11:20

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Based on the text, grace is apportioned according to the work that is given to each person.

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift… 11 And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ. – Eph 4:7-12

In the world, positions and responsibilities are assigned/awarded according to ability/achievement. In the body of Christ, however, everything is a gift from God, both the work and the grace with which to accomplish it. The measure of the one is directly related to the proportion of the other.

However, since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them properly: if prophecy, in proportion to one’s faith… – Rom 12:6-8

Paul is a perfect example of his own teaching.

For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me. – 1 Cor 15:9-10

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