You've probably heard the adage, "The right tool for the right job, the right way." Trying to use a screwdriver as a hammer never works well! There is a right time to use a specific tool in order to accomplish your goal. In the same way, God has given a variety of spiritual gifts to the church for specific purposes, the overarching purpose being the building up of the church. There are times and places those gifts are to be used, and the guiding principle for this is an attitude of love. While the gifts of tongues and prophecy have ceased, the application of the Apostle Paul's argument in this chapter is still as relevant for us today as it was in first century Corinth.