Thursday, November 12, 2015

The least of the members of Christ

S -  1 Cor 12:21-25 (NASB)
21And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." 22On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; 23and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, 24whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, 25so that there may be no division in the body

O -  My observation is that God puts all his people together as a collective body and uses the most unexpected parts to perform significant roles.  God is our redeemer not just from sin , but he redeems every part of us for His glory.     Here we see the reason why behind God  using the less presentable members as equally important, it is so there will be no division in the body.   That doesn't mean we don't celebrate what God has gifted the body with talented and presentable parts, it just helps us if we are one of those more presentable we humble ourselves, and use God's gift to influence and encourage the less presentable and the lost.

A -  The application for me is to realize that I have low self esteem as to my part of the body.   I feel less presentable and qualified, speak Lord from a place of truth into my life so that I may know my part, embrace it, and raise my thought life toward Him who is worthy of praise, and can change my perspective.   I need to step down from a place of honor and recognition to a place of humbleness and dependence. 

P - Dear Lord you know the funk I am in,  I thank you for this word today as a reminder of who you are and the importance of planting your truth in my heart; allowing your spirit to work within me.  I pray all this in Jesus Christ name, Amen

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