Tag: 1st Corinthians 12:24-27

One Body–many parts!

Scripture reading for July 21st:  1st Corinthians 12

Key scriptures for over-comers:  1st Corinthians 12:24-27  “But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.  If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.  Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

God knows what He is doing in forming and building His Body–the Church!  He puts each person in a particular place with the gifts needed to do the job and function properly to help the body accomplish its mission.  He gives greater honor to the parts that lack it and He creates His Body for unity, not division.  There are no “big “I’s” or little “you’s”” in His Body, but each member is important and each should share in the joys and pains of life among the different members.  Christ, alone, is the Head of His Body!

Observations for over-comers:  Each over-comer is a member of Christ’s Body, the church!  Each person must humbly accept the part given them by their Head, Jesus Christ and faithfully use their gifts to serve Christ and each other, without wrath or dissension.  “Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere;  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.”  (Psalm 84:10)

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