The Body Needs All of Its Parts
1 Corinthians 12
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1 Corinthians 12 (NCV)
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but they are all from the same Spirit. 5 There are different ways to serve but the same Lord to serve. 6 And there are different ways that God works through people but the same God… 11 the Spirit decides what to give each person… 18-19 If each part of the body were the same part, there would be no body. But truly God put all the parts, each one of them, in the body as he wanted them. 20 So then there are many parts, but only one body…27 Together you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of that body.
As Christians, we are all a part of the Body of Christ, His Church. Just like our human bodies need all of its members to function at full capacity, so does the Church. However, when the leg is rejecting the foot or the hands are rejecting the fingers, or members of Christ’s Church are bickering among themselves over matters that are unimportant in the scope of eternity, the Body is hindered.
Are you a healthy member of the Body or are you a cancer tearing it apart? (Spreading disease, division, dissension and destruction.)
Just remember that our Lord is the Great Physician and is able to bring healing to the Body, if we allow Him to work in and through us.