TUESDAY June 5, 2018
Care for One Another
…that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored,
all the members rejoice with it.
1 Corinthians 12:25-26
When God looks at the body of Christ and sees a part of the body lacking, He then places and replaces those people who are needed to make up the full body of Christ. This is why we need each other.
As members of the body of Christ, who should we care for? Should it be for ourselves? No! We should care for one another. Seriously, we do not need the Greek translation for this verse; it is plain enough for us all to understand in English.
Often we do not suffer with other people. We lack compassion and can become self-centered. We can have a bad attitude towards someone who is sick, and we think it is their problem they are sick; it is not something that concerns me. Honestly, I did not have compassion on others, or put this Scripture into practice, until I got sick.
We should also rejoice when everybody is rejoicing because God has done a great work through another person’s life. But there are people who are saying in their hearts, I wish that was me. Seriously, that is the truth. Yet they should be glad they are not in front, because they do not realize what those people go through––all the spiritual and physical attacks they must endure from the enemy.
If God has called you to administrate, usher, pray, clean or help, then know this one thing––this is where God has you. Be content in the Lord, so you can be an effective member in the body of Christ.
It is a fearful sin to make a rent and a hole in Christ's mystical body because there is a spot in it.
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