Administrations is a translation of the Greek word kubernesis. It referred to the helmsman of a ship. From this we understand that it means one who guides or directs. It is rendered governments in some translations. This seems to be an important gift, but our God ranked it next to last, below all the ministry gifts and most of the sign gifts. It even ranks below "helps." We are reminded that in Mark 9:35, Jesus said: "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."

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