Importance of All
“But now indeed there are many members, yet one body”
1 Corinthians 12:20.
The Apostle Paul is in the middle of a discussion of the importance of every member of
the spiritual body of Christ when he makes this statement. He is actually using the human
body to illustrate his point.
Each member is important and must do its part if the human body is to work as it
was designed—so with the spiritual body, each member is important no matter how
insignificant he may feel his role is—both men and women. And each must work in unity
and perform his role if the body is to function as it should.
It is easy for one who is not involved in the forefront of leading the church to feel
insignificant. So Paul’s lesson was much needed then as it has been in every generation
since: every member of the church is important and Jesus desires that each one functions
effectively in performing his role.
"Thought for the Week - 3/9/2014" by Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.