MONDAY June 4, 2018
God Composed the Body
And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it…
1 Corinthians 12:23-24
God arranges members of the body so that each person can function properly and can be of the greatest use in the body of Christ. Understand, you are a great instrument to the body of Christ. So never allow Satan to condemn you or beat you up in your mind, causing you to think that you are not needed in the body of Christ.
Many people these days are remaining at home to watch the service. However, it is important to understand that if believers stay at home to worship, and they do not attend church, how can they truly be fed by the Word of God, be in unity, and learn where they can be used in the body of Christ? How effective will they be apart from the rest of the body? They cannot. That is why we must come together in unity at church, so we can learn how to become a part of the body of Christ. Then we can accomplish the work of God together––fully and completely.
Remember, no man is an island––you cannot remain separate and think you do not need the rest of the body. We need you and you need us! But most important, we both need God. If we are going to function and operate correctly in the body of Christ, in this life, then we all need the head of the body––Christ.
Together, with Christ, we have an important job to complete.
To place ourselves in range of God's choicest gifts, we have to walk with God, work with God, lean on God, cling to God, come to have the sense and feel of God, refer all things to God.
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