The Lord wants us to grow in KNOWLEDGE as well as in Grace. We need the wisdom of God, and the knowledge of God to know how to FLOW within the grace given to us, and the spiritual gifts bestowed upon us.
Many who are blessed with the grace of having these God given gifts; use them UNWISELY & MANIPULATIVE to their own advantages, and to profit themselves unjustly by the ignorance of those who look up to them for ADVICE & MENTORSHIP.
These things ought not to be. Making MERCHANDISE of others are not God’s way of prospering you, and it is certainly not the way He promotes you. God’s FAVOR bestowed upon you is within the righteousness of His NATURE.