SUNDAY June 3, 2018
Many Members, One Body
But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.
1 Corinthians 12:20-22
Paul promoted unity in the body of Christ. He told the Corinthians the Church was to be one body. Not two bodies! If there were two bodies, that would be a strange abnormality––right?
We cannot say to another member in the body of Christ, “Go away. You are not needed.” Understand that in the body of Christ, even though you may be a weaker member, you are needed, just like I am needed. We all need one another if we are to fulfill the great commission, if we are going to build the kingdom of God.
However, sometimes those who are weaker are the ones who complain. They wish they could be somebody else because they are discontent with where God has placed them to be. Perhaps they want to be the person who is chosen to be in front of others. Seriously, if God wanted you to be that person, He would have made you be the other person.
Get it right before the Lord and quit coveting something that is not yours in the body of Christ. In the place you operate your gifts, be content and faithful where God has you. Christ has made the body as He wills, and He has placed you right where you belong. So, just do what God has called you to do in obedience to Him.
May God baptize you by His Holy Spirit and help you to be fruitful and productive in the things He has called you to do.
The only person in this world who enjoys complete contentment is the person who knows that the only worthwhile and satisfying life is to be a means, however humble, to God's chief end
His own glory and praise.
~J. I. Packer~
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