Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Incorporated to be One Body1 Corinthians 12:12-20
“ Just as a body though one has many parts, all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ”.(1 Corinthians 12: 12)
Paul wrote this chapter to correct how the Corinthian church viewed different spiritual gifts. Paul wrote this to show that there is no good or bad gift, all gifts that are given to us by the holy spirit are good in the sight of God. He also wanted to tell us that whatever your gift is you still can contribute to the church.
We all are different and we make one body of Christ (1Cor 12: 12-14)
Just as it says in 1 cor 12:12-14 we are all different but we are all baptized in the holy spirit into the body of Christ. Just like how the human body consists of different body parts but still makes one body. In the same way that we are all different with different talents as a gift of God as well but when we come together we make the body christ. (Romans 12:5)
God made you unique for a reason (1 Cor 12:15-17)
When you look at people and say I wish their talent and their talent is better than mine, they may be thinking the same. Imagine if everyone in your fellowship only knew to sing, who would pray for you. So God has a reason to provide you with different spiritual gifts. The talents that we have are we willing to use for our savior Jesus Christ?
God put you in that place for a special reason( 1 Cor 12:18-20)
When you look at yourself and how you look. your hands are in one spot and your feet are in another spot. All of these body parts are placed there for a specific reason. Just like that, we all are placed in specific areas of the world with a special reason by God to spread his good news and be witnesses to his grace and mercy.
Dear Lord Heavenly Father, help us to remember that we are one in Christ. Help us to use our spiritual gifts for your glory. Teach us to help each other to grow in faith. Thank you for making us unique with the special gift and all the abilities that you have given to us. In Jesus name, we pray
Thought for the Day
We are all different and unique in many ways
Epiphany Marthoma church, new york