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Different Parts, One Body


This post article is also posted in the Gospel Blog by FEBC

Have you ever wondered about your place in the world? How you fit into it all? Or maybe you’ve wondered and mourned the fact that you weren’t blessed with a certain ability and envied others who were. Well, I can relate; I’ve done it myself, but if you think this post is going to be a pity party, think again. I’ve got a news flash for you. You were created by God with your own unique set of abilities to fill a special place in the world that no one else can.

“There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord. There are various kinds of workings, but the same God, who works all things in all. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all. For the one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; to another faith, by the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, by the same Spirit; and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages. But the one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires.” (1 Corinthians 12:5-11)

Now this refers to spiritual gifts, but the same can be said of mental and physical gifts as well.

One Body

Perhaps you feel that the gifts or abilities which you’ve been blessed with are insignificant.  The Bible also has something to say about that.

For the body is not one member, but many.  If the foot would say, ‘Because I’m not the hand, I’m not part of the body,’ it is not therefore not part of the body.  If the ear would say, ‘Because I’m not the eye, I’m not part of the body,’ it’s not therefore not part of the body.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be?  If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?  But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired.  If they were all one member, where would the body be?  But now they are many members, but one body.  The eye can’t tell the hand, ‘I have no need for you,’ or again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need for you.’  No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.” (1 Corinthians 12:14-22)

Instead of feeling that we are insignificant and useless, we should be honored that the Lord saw fit to bless us with the special gifts He chose for us and use them to the best of our abilities for the betterment of mankind and the honor and glory of God.

But you be strong, and don’t let your hands be slack; for your work will be rewarded.” (2 Chronicles 15:7)



Scripture taken from the World English Bible

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