The body has however been known to misbehave and this inevitably leads to dis-harmony and dysfunction; the brain discounts the heart, the academics discounts the worshippers, the hands criticise the knees, the people of action criticise the people of prayer, the eyes refuse to partner with the feet, the visionary thinkers won’t work with steady labourers. However, understand this, Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:21 ‘The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ and the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’. When our human bodies become sick we become weak and vulnerable, this is also the case for the body of Christ. The scripture above shows us that in order to remain a strong and healthy body (Church) we must acknowledge that we are one body and every single part is significant and important for the body to be healthy. The mega church needs the smaller church and vice versa, the pastor’s need the missionaries and so on. Co-operation and unity is not just a good idea, it is a scriptural command.
Ephesians 4:15-16 ‘Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work’. Speaking the truth in love will grow all things unto Him who is the head, Christ. In doing so the whole body will join and knit together according to the effective working by which every part does it’s share, resulting in growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Praise God for His People, Praise God for His Church, Praise God for Unity and Praise God for Jesus.
Author: Herbert Jean
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