For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every member one of another. Romans 12:4-5
Paul explains that we Christians are all members of the body of Christ. However, we are all not alike in talents and abilities, having different gifts according to what God has given us. Each of must use their talents to glorify God and show the world his goodness. We complement one another, so the work becomes the body of Christ. Together we accomplish much more than each individual can.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 1Corinthians 12: 12.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 1Corinthians 12:27. Each member is important to the function of the whole body and no less important than another member. Sometimes we feel unworthy or not talented, but this is untrue. All parts are indeed necessary to the body of Christ. We must use are abilities to help others so the body of Christ will shine a light into the world.
What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1Corinthians 6:19-20. This is a hard thing to keep in mind. Many have trouble living up this standard. This where prayer and admissions of sins brings us back to the fold. May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, o Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14.
Praise be to God!
The people of Grace reflect on the One Body of Christ for the 2022 Lenten Devotional. Each day's devotional will be automatically posted so come back daily for a new reflection.